The Pentagon sent out four separate news releases on Friday and Saturday, naming more U.S. troops who lost their lives this week in attacks by insurgents and terrorists in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Merriweather, 25, Collierville, TN (Combat Outpost McClain, Jan. 13)
Pfc. Geoffrey Whitsitt, 21, Taylors, SC (Combat Outpost McClain, Jan. 13)
Spc. Kyle Wright, 22, Romeoville, IL (Kandahar, Jan. 13)
Sgt. Christopher Hrbek, 25, Westwood, NJ (Helmand Province, Jan. 14)
Sgt. Lucas Beachnaw, 23, Lowell, MI (Darya Ya, Jan. 13)
As many Americans start their weekends, let's keep these fallen troops and their grieving families in our thoughts. The Unknown Soldiers will post more details on all five of these fallen heroes when they become available.
Image courtesy: Sgt. Ashleigh Bryant, U.S. Marine Corps. Kandahar, Afghanistan, July 2009.