Skip to comments.Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Return To US In ‘Very Emotional’ Ceremony
Posted on 06/14/2017 4:54:04 AM PDT by huldah1776
They were sons and husbands, fathers and brothers. They were soldiers hailed as heroes and amazing young men, each a volunteer who chose an Army job that would place them on the front lines.
The bodies of Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge were returned to the United States late Monday after an Afghan soldier turned his gun on them in an apparent insider attack Saturday in eastern Afghanistans restive Nangarhar province, where they were assisting in the battle against Islamic State terrorists.
The sacred homecoming ceremony, known as a dignified transfer, in which the American flag-draped coffins carrying fallen servicemembers remains are returned to their families at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware was very emotional and very real, Houcks wife Samantha said Tuesday morning.
There arent a lot of words my baby is on home soil, but this, this isnt the way it was supposed to be, she said through tears. It is not the way I wanted it.
American and Afghan officials said an Afghan commando killed the three 101st Airborne Division soldiers while they were conducting an operation in the Peka Valley, where U.S. and Afghan forces have been battling ISIS for months. The Taliban has claimed one of their insurgents infiltrated the Afghan military in order to kill foreign servicemembers, though the Pentagon has not confirmed those details, citing an investigation into the incident.
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Then consider that I just read that "Top Afghan army generals and officers jailed over deadly base attack" in April where they lost 135 people.
What about our ROE?
Please remember to pray for the family and friends of Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims who was lost at sea on the 8th.
This god awful and should stop! Dear Lord please save our Military.
Never turn your back on a Muslim. They are so unworthy of our warriors. Prayers for their families. Heartbreaking.
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