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Press Release | Oct. 28, 2017

U.S. service member dies in helicopter crash in Logar Province, Afghanistan

Resolute Support Public Affiars

Kabul, Afghanistan  –  

KABUL, Afghanistan, October 28, 2017 – A U.S. service member has died as a result of injuries sustained during a helicopter crash in Logar province, late Friday evening. 
We can confirm the crash was not the result of enemy action. We have full accountability of all personnel and the crash site has been secured. Six other U.S. crew members were injured in the crash and are all receiving medical treatment.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade,” said General John Nicholson, commander, Resolute Support. “On behalf of all of Resolute Support, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen comrade and those injured in this unfortunate event.”
Resolute Support is investigating the circumstances of the crash to determine more facts and will release relevant details as appropriate. 
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