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Pentagon IDs 6 US Soldiers Killed In Helicopter Crash

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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman

The Department of Defense has released the names of the six U.S. soldiers who died Tuesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan.

Killed were:

-Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.,

-Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and

-Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.

They were assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

-Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams

-Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

-Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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