Names of troops killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash released

Names of troops killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash released

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 8:48 AM

The Defense Department Thursday released a list of troops killed Saturday in the downing of their Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

The soldiers killed were:

--Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.
--Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.
--Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.
--Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb.
--Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.
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The following were assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit:

--Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.
--Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.
--Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.
--Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers, 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii
--Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.
--Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.
--Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.
--Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.
--Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas
--Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.
--Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.
--Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Mich.
--Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.
--Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.
--Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah
--Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.
--Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa.
--Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa
--Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla.
--Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.
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Sailors were assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit:
--Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif.
--Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul, Minn.
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The airmen, all assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C., were:
--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 Pa.
 

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