Troops are identified in helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan
Kraig Vickers was an explosive-ordnance-disposal specialist in the Navy who grew up in Hawaii. (Maui News)
Stephen M. Mills, of Arlington, Tex., served as a Navy SEAL for 14 years. (Dallas-Fort Worth Fox affiliate)
John W. Brown was an Air Force paramedic who had gone to college in Arkansas on a swimming scholarship. (Associated Press)
Kevin Houston was a Navy SEAL who lived in Chesapeake, Va., with his wife, two sons and one daughter. (Cape Cod Times)
Robert J. Reeves, a Navy SEAL, grew up in Shreveport, La., and had been deployed to war zones more than a dozen times. (New York Times)
Jonas Kelsall, who also grew up in Shreveport, joined the SEALs and had been promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. (New York Times)
Spencer C. Duncan, an Army soldier from Kansas, was a helicopter door gunner who had been in Afghanistan only a few months. (Associated Press)
Michael Strange was a Navy SEAL who grew up in Philadelphia but had recently moved to Virginia and had become engaged. (Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate)
Aaron Vaughn, a Navy SEAL, got married three years ago and lived with his family in Virginia Beach. (CNN)
Tommy Ratzlaff, another Navy SEAL, of Green Forest, Ark., leaves behind a wife and two sons. He and his wife were expecting a daughter this fall. (KY3.com)
Patrick Hamburger, an Army soldier who grew up in Nebraska, arrived in Afghanistan only last week for his first tour of duty there. (CNN)
Brian Bill was an accomplished mountaineer, skier, pilot and triathlete and wanted to return to graduate school and become an astronaut, they said.
John Douangdara, 26, Petty Officer 1st Class, was a lead dog handler for the elite unit.
Matthew Mason, badly wounded in the infamous Battle of Fallujah, had worked his way back into the top shape required by the elite military unit.
Jon Tumilson, 35, was another SEAL aboard the chopper. He was an avid runner, who competed in marathons and triathlons.
Jason Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah, cited 9/11 as his motivation to join the special forces. He completed his Mormon mission to Brazil and Philadelphia, attended college, then joined the Navy with the specific goal of becoming a SEAL.
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