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Family and friends remember troops killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash



Just three months after the nation lauded the anonymous Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden, it is getting to know in poignant detail about their colleagues who died aboard a downed helicopter in Afghanistan. They came to the special forces from far-flung corners of the country - some of them motivated by the 9/11 attacks that bin Laden masterminded. They were intensely patriotic and talented young men with a love of physical challenges and a passion for the high-risk job they chose. The Pentagon said the remains of the 30 U.S. troops killed in the Afghanistan helicopter shootdown over the weekend will be brought to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Tuesday. On Monday, family and friends shared stories of some of the fallen.



[Last modified: Monday, August 8, 2011 6:41pm]


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