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Pentagon Releases Names of 30 Troops Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash [VIDEO]

Pentagon names of chinhook crash victims
MSNBC

The Pentagon has released the names of 30 American troops who were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade downed their Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan last weekend

The attack represented the biggest single day loss of military personnel America has suffered during the nearly ten-year Afghanistan war.  Overall, 1648 Americans have died in the conflict.

Among the dead were 17 Navy SEALs, five Navy special operations troops, three Air Force airmen and a five member Army aerial crew.  Eight Afghans also died in the crash.

Read on for the names and details of the fallen servicemen.

 

Lt. Cmdr. Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.

Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer Kraig M. Vickers, 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer First Class Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer First Class Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.

Information Systems Technician Petty Officer First Class Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah

Master-at-Arms Petty Officer First Class John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.

Cryptologist Technician Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer First Class Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer First Class Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer First Class Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer First Class Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer Second Class Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul

Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo.

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.

Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.

Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.

Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.

Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.

Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.

Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Penn.

[MSNBC]

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