Jonathan Shively Jr., who grew up in Berkeley County, died in an AH-64 Apache helicopter crash Sunday.
Shively, 33, was a first lieutenant in the Army National Guard. He worked as a programmer for Computer Science Corp. of Blythewood.
He was a native of San Diego, whose family moved to Jamestown when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Charleston Southern University.
Adjutant General Stanhope Spears said in a news release today that Shively was killed in the helicopter crash during a training exercise at McEntire Joint Air National Guard Base east of Columbia. Spears said Chief Warrant Officer Roger Carpenter was taken to a local hospital after the Sunday afternoon crash and is in stable condition. Officials have not released details about the crash. Shively was a dependable, free spirit who enjoyed friends and family. "He was the most carefree person in the world. He was just so trustworthy," she said.
Jamestown Mayor Roy Pipkin said Shively was a Macedonia High School graduate. "He was a good young man. He would help around town, help with the festival," Pipkin said.
Shively was "very competitive," Pipkin said, adding, "Anything he did he wanted to be the best at."
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