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

Friday, February 5, 2010

U.S. soldiers killed in Pakistan identified

The Pentagon is identifying the three American troops killed on Wednesday in Timagara, Pakistan.

Sgt. 1st Class David Hartman, 27, of Okinawa, Japan.

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Sluss-Tiller, 35, of Callettsburg, Kentucky.

Staff Sgt. Mark Stets, 39, of El Cajon, California.

According to officials, the special operations forces were training Pakistan's Frontier Corps when terrorists detonated a remote control bomb, destroying their vehicle. The convoy was on its way to the reopening of a girls school, which had previously been destroyed by al Qaeda. We mourn the loss of these three gifted American patriots, who were serving a noble cause in a dangerous land.

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