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Troops killed in Afghanistan

The remains of six service members are flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and then transferred in a dignified transfer ceremony.

 
 

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This combination of 6 undated photos provided by the U.S. Army shows from the top left, Pvt. Buddy W. McLain of Mexico, Maine; Pvt. Austin G. Staggs of Senoia, Ga.; Sgt. Barry E. Jarvis of Tell City, Ind.; and bottom from left, Spec. Matthew W. Ramsey of Quartz Hill, Calif.; Pfc. Jacob A. Gassen of Beaver Dam, Wis.; and Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Oakes of Athens, Ohio. The six U.S. soldiers were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman on Monday Nov. 29, 2010 when the border policeman turned his gun on his American trainers as the group headed to shooting practice. The gunman was killed in the shootout in Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border.


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Article | IN DOVER, DEL. A white Boeing 747 carrying the six dead soldiers touched down after dusk Wednesday at Dover Air Force Base, about 9,000 miles from a remote place where a treacherous Afghan border policeman had gunned them down two days before. The plane's side hatch gaped open and a crew of airmen...

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