Home Post Blog: San Diego-Based Seaman Killed by Drone Friendly-Fire?
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Several media outlets are reporting that San Diego-based sailor Benjamin D. Rast was one of the two U.S. servicemembers killed by friendly-fire from a drone in Helmand province, Afghanistan. According to television station San Diego 6, the 23-year-old Seaman Rast was stationed with the Naval Medical Center, Expeditionary Medical Force Detachment in San Diego. In another ironic local connection, the drone that may have been responsible for Rast’s death was a Predator, made by General Atomics in Poway. (Read more)