A Virginia man was one of two U.S. soldiers killed on Monday when their helicopter went down in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced.

Chief Warrant Officer Five John C. Pratt, 51, of Springfield, Va., died in the crash in Kabul. Capt. John R. Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, was also killed.

The soldiers were assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Ansbach-Katterbach, Germany.