The List

As I said in my post yesterday, the Department of Defense (DoD) had agreed to release the list of those who were killed in the Chinook crash August 8, 2011 in Afghanistan's Wardak province. Per the APs post, "Those killed were 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs, five Naval Special Warfare personnel who support the SEALs, three Air Force Special Operations personnel and an Army helicopter crew of five."
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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 soldiers killed were:
—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.
—Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.; and
—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 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.
May these young men rest in peace and may God be with their families and loved ones through this very difficult time.

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