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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 10:44 AM

Pentagon identifies Fort Hood soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Source: Stars and Stripes

Pentagon identifies Fort Hood soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

By JOHN VANDIVER STARS AND STRIPES
Published: November 21, 2019

The Pentagon identified two Fort Hood-based soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., as the service members killed in a Wednesday helicopter crash in Afghanistan. ... Both soldiers died while on a mission in Logar province, where their helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday. The incident is under investigation.

Fuchigami Jr., 25, was from Keaau, Hawaii. Knadle, 33, was from Tarrant, Texas. ... Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.
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There have been 19 U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2019, the deadliest year for American troops in the country since international combat operations ended in late 2014. ... Most of the 20,000 international troops now in the country are focused on training and advising Afghan security forces, with a smaller contingent taking part in a counterterrorism mission.

The U.S. military deaths Wednesday are the first reported in Afghanistan since Sept. 16, when Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Griffin, 41, was killed by small-arms fire during combat in central Wardak province.
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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 11:55 AM

1. RIP. Thank you for your service!

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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:21 PM

2. Way too young to die. Heartbreaking.

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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:55 PM

3. people still die everyday because of the warmongering bastard W

REMEMBER THAT if you're tempted to believe Trump makes him LOOK BETTER

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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 07:08 AM

4. Always, sad when I read these.

Thank you for your service.

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