Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2 U.S. soldiers killed on eastern front

Some sad news from Afghanistan today, where NATO confirms that 2 U.S. soldiers died in an explosion in the eastern part of the country.

CBC News reports the troops were killed in a bomb attack. No further details have been released, and as always, names of the fallen will be withheld until their families are given the tragic news in person by U.S. military messengers. To learn more about this delicate notification process, I highly recommend seeing the new critically-acclaimed movie "The Messenger," starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster.

The CBC report says 28 NATO soldiers have been killed so far in 2010. According to an unofficial analysis of Pentagon statistics, today's two deaths will be the ninth and tenth, respectively, for U.S. forces in January. We mourn each and every fallen hero.

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