Five U.S. special operations personnel were killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash during a routine refueling air mission.
President Biden expressed condolences and praised the bravery and selflessness of the service members.
“Our service members put their lives on the line for our country every day,” Biden’s statement read. “They willingly take risks to keep the American people safe and secure. And their daily bravery and selflessness is an enduring testament to what is best in our nation.” (Trending: Donald Trump Gets Great News)
The incident is currently under investigation.
Here are the five identities of the special forces:
• Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen R. Dwyer, 38, of Clarksville, Tennessee
• Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane M. Barnes, 34, of Sacramento, California
• Staff Sgt. Tanner W. Grone, 26, of Gorham, New Hampshire
• Sgt. Andrew P. Southard, 27, of Apache Junction, Arizona
• Sgt. Cade M. Wolfe, 24, of Mankato, Minnesota
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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen R. Dwyer, 38, of Clarksville, Tennessee
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