Five of the nine U.S. military members killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan this week were from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, according to a statement from the base Wednesday.
Families of the five soldiers have been notified, but the names have not yet been released by the military, the statement said.
The crash occurred Tuesday in the Daychopan district of Zabul province, one of several turbulent southern regions where coalition and Afghan troops have been battling the tenacious militant group for years. The cause of the crash remains unknown.
"There are no reports of enemy fire at the time the aircraft went down," NATO's International Security Assistance Force told CNN on Tuesday.
Along with the nine U.S. military members killed, two other service
members, as well as an Afghan National Army soldier and an American civilian, were injured in the crash. They were taken to a NATO medical facility.
In the first public acknowledgement of U.S. troop involvement in the
deadly crash, Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan confirmed earlier Wednesday
that nine U.S. service members were killed in the incident.
A CNN tally brings the number of coalition troop fatalities so far this
year to 526, including 350 Americans, surpassing the previous highs - 516 coalition troop deaths, including 313 Americans - in 2009.
Hey Americans who is next after Afganistan. is my country(South Africa) on the line as well
Hey Americans who is next after Afganistan. is my country on the line as well
I hate war. Hey Americans why do you like war this.
its not all bushes fault the congress approved the war and its the voters fault for putting George back in the office again. but Obama is trying to finish the crap that bush made why help the Arabs if they don't want are help. let them fight there own war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is exactly what we are trying to do!!!
Sadie, was the pilot Rob B?
I Think Andy Is Right !
RIP and thanks for serving :(
Maybe a pork roast cooked at 360 degrees?
350 degrees like the wheels on the bus...
I know your mother by filth of your bloodline
The filth of the ones who created you are the same filth that created them. Your delusion is your reward for you ancestral filth
I am the truth at knowing you and there is no escape. You are what you are and the abyss awaits your tainted bloodline. Your filth is oblivious to anything divine and your chasing the dogs ass
may God bless these grieving families. Let us always remember. America lost a lot today.
Catie, They did not die. They Sacrificed their lives. They knew their mission. We feel sad as we are not that brave or too old to be there. Thousand are living from their brave act.God will never forget that. We miss them here ..yet we will meet them again there one day.
What is pot head man gods pretending to be Gods chosen. You make no sense.
you too are .......because Jesus has said you are measured in the same way just like you do to others.
What is this 180 and 360 degrees when ever your trying to make a point???
Then only tell the truth!!!
If you don't like America get the heck out you sorry sob. Look at what the muslims did to our World Trade Center.
It wasn't all the Muslin that did the Twin Towers!!! Why do You think We are going after those that did??? It was Bush that started a war We didn't need not Obama!!! He is just trying to get us out so We won't have to go back in again...
First of all why are we in Afghanistan? They will never find Bin Laden. My husband was in the Army for 22 years. Is Obama enjoying watching the muslims kill the Americans since that is what he is. I will never forget the day he was elected president and certain people came in and said we did it. Wake up people he is not the first black president. He is mixed and Genereal Powell would have did a much better job. Even African Americans are starting to question Obama. Once a Muslim always a muslim.
My stepson is a soldier from Fort Campbell just recently sent to Afghanistan..... Nobody has come or called. I hope and pray it is not word about him everything the bell or phone rangs. God Bless these soldiers' families. God speed and Bless each of the soldiers. We hope and pray for them to return home.
To Momma, Praying and praising !!! with you. Please read..Isaiah 41:10-13 and Isaiah 35:4,Isaiah 43:1-2, Isaiah 44:26 please read them loud . you will feel strong !!
yea..im a soldier..i was on a mission to take fuel for the choppers that were gaurding the crash site...they almost ran out at the fob. my unit got the emergency mission to push the fuel there so they could keep gaurding the site. the choppers were burning 2000 gallons an hour...and we delivered on time to keep the birds in the air. it is sad that our family has lost more members, they will not be forgotten.
Oh my God, this is so bad and I feel with the familymembers! Iam so sad about this !!!!
We have to start checking the Repairs on them so that Accidents don't happen like this!!!
"Was her son any more"
of course he was you keyboard pu$$y, and definitely more important than your bloodline....sorry, that's a fact
Yakobo you are filth, period. No words can save you from that. Beast this, Moon god 360 that, no matter...you came from filth and you are filth
Now it is clear ..the first Murder is done for the sake of 360 God who need human blood to survive with. What kind of a GOD is that who need human blood ?How come a god want to see each of his creation kill each other. From killing innocents no body can go to heaven. But only hell. when 9/11 happened ,some of the people who died are Muslims. why this 360 truth did not save them from terrorists attack although they are not filthy. They too died just like others. Get out Satan.you have no room here.
Hey Iam your fan. You only tell the trueth.
Finally this filth speaks the truth
I didn't see to many post that had to do with the subject!!!
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