Full List Of Special Forces/Navy Seals Killed In Chopper Downing

                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed.

The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:

Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.,

Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.,

Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.,

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii,

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.,

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.,

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.,

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.,

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas,

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.,

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.,

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Mich.,

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.,

Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah,

Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.,

Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa.,

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa,

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla., and

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.

The following sailors assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif., and

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, ofSaint Paul, Minn.

The soldiers killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.;

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.;

Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb.;

Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.; and

Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.

The airmen killed were:

Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.;

Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.; and

Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa.

All three airmen were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C.

For more information about the sailors, media may contact Lt. Arlo Abrahamson at 757-763-2007 or 757-620-3109.

For more information on Carter, media may contact the Colorado National Guard public affairs office at 720-250-1053.

For more information on Nichols, Bennett and Duncan, media may contact the 11th Aviation Command public affairs office at 502-626-5746 or 502-851-3466.

For more information on Hamburger, media may contact the Nebraska National Guard public affairs office at 402-309-7302 or 402-309-7303.

For more information about the airmen, media may contact the Air Force Special Operations Command public affairs office at 850-884-5515.

Date            Country        Name          Rank         Age         Cause         Province      Place of Death       Branch         State/Region         City        Unit   Stationed    

8-06-2011    US    Vaughn, Aaron Carson    Not reported yet    30    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Strange, Michael    Petty Officer    25    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Pennsylvania    Not reported yet    Seal Team 6    Virginia Beach, VA

8-06-2011    US    Brown, John W.    Medic    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Arkansas    Not reported yet    Seal Team 6    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Mills, Matthew    Not reported yet    36    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Texas    Not reported yet    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Houston, Kevin    Not reported yet    36    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Ratzlaff, Tommy    Not reported yet    34    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Arkansas    Green Forest    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Reeves, Robert James    Chief Petty Officer    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Louisiana    Shreveport    Seal Team 6    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Kelsall, Jonas     Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Louisiana    Shreveport    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Bill, Brian    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Connecticut    Stamford    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Workman, Jason    Not reported yet    32    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Utah    Blanding    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Tumilson, Jon T    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Iowa    Rockford    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Spehar, Nicholas    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Minnesota    Duluth    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Nichols, Bryan    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Mason, Matthew    Not reported yet    37    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy         Kearney    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Langlais, Lou    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Campbell, Christopher    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Douangdara, Johnny    Not reported yet    26    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Nebraska    Not reported yet    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Benson, Darrik    Not reported yet    29    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    California    Angwin    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Robinson, Heath    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Michigan    Petoskey    Navy Seal    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Pittman, Jesse    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    California    Willits    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    NAME NOT RELEASED YET    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Vickers, Kraig    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U. S. Navy    Hawaii    Maui    Navy Seals    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Hamburger, Patrick    Not reported yet    30    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U.S. Army National Guard    Nebraska    Grand Island    Not reported yet    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Duncan, Spencer C.    Specialist    21    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U.S. Army    Kansas    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Zerbe, Daniel    Airman    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     Not Reported Yet    Pennsylvania    Not reported yet    Special Operation Forces    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Bennett, Alexander    Specialist    23    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U.S. Army    Washington    Tacoma    Special Operation Forces    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    Carter, David R.    Chief Warrant Officer    47    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     U.S. Army National Guard    Colorado    Aurora    Special Operation Forces    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    NAME NOT RELEASED YET    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     Not Reported Yet    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Special Operation Forces    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    NAME NOT RELEASED YET    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     Not Reported Yet    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Special Operation Forces    Not reported yet

8-06-2011    US    NAME NOT RELEASED YET    Not reported yet    0    Hostile – hostile fire – helicopter crash    Wardak    Sayd Abad district     Not Reported Yet    Not reported yet    Not reported yet    Special Operation Forces    Not reported yet

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