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Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Breaking News, International, Military, War | 1 comment

(Updated) Six U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash.

Operation Enduring Freedom

Update:

The Department of Defense has identified the six soldiers who died Dec. 17 in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of the helicopter crash:

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.,

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and

Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.

They were assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Original Post:

Worldnews/nbcnews.com reports

Six U.S. soldiers serving with the NATO International Security Assistance Force were killed when their Sikorsky UH-60 “Blackhawk” helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said.

According to U.S. military officials, two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters were flying in tandem over southern Afghanistan when one suddenly dropped from the sky and crashed.

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