Six U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 18-Dec-2013
A helicopter crash in Afghanistan claimed the lives of 6 U.S. soldiers on Tuesday when officials said the Blackhawk helicopter dropped while flying tandemly with another helicopter.
Following the crash, officials told NBC News that the seven soldiers aboard the helicopter came under enemy gunfire. One of the soldiers survived, military officials reported. Authorities are still looking to uncover whether the soldiers were killed from the Afghanistan helicopter itself of the enemy gunfire following the wreck.
The crash is being tied to a mechanical failure, according to a report published by CNN. Officials are unsure whether to NATO International Security Assiatnce Force members were killed as a result of the mortar fire that followed.
The victims of the Afghanistan helicopter accident were identified by the Pentagon as:
The Pentagon identified the soldiers Wednesday as:
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.
- Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga.
- Spc. Terry K.D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss.
- Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind.
Military Helicopter Crash Attorneys
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