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Published: 02/22/11

Four American Sailors Shot Dead by Somali Pirates

By  David Wood - Politics Daily
Four American Sailors Shot Dead by Somali Pirates

Four Americans on a sailing vacation were shot and killed by Somali pirates Tuesday in the north Arabian Sea, despite a last-second rescue effort by a team of U.S. Navy commandos. Their yacht, the Quest, a 58-foot sailing vessel, was seized by 19 pirates Feb. 18, and was being shadowed by four U.S. Navy warships. Two of the pirates were aboard the USS Sterrett and engaged in negotiations when their cohorts aboard the yacht fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the warship, and gunfire broke out among the pirates aboard the sailboat, said Navy Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander of the U.S. 5th Fle...

Published: 09/23/10

Bodies From Afghan Chopper Crash Arrive in US

By  Lauren Frayer - AOL News
Bodies From Afghan Chopper Crash Arrive in US

(Sept. 23) -- The bodies of nine American soldiers and sailors killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan two days ago have arrived home to a Delaware air base. Tuesday's crash in southern Afghanistan's Zabul province was the deadliest for coalition forces in nearly a year. NATO said it's investigating the cause, but that no enemy fire was reported in the area. Unidentified military officials said Tuesday the dead were Americans, but NATO and the U.S. military held off on confirming that until families were informed. The Pentagon identified the victims late Wednesday, when their bodies ar...

Published: 01/3/10

Expectant Dad Killed in Afghan Bombing

By  not in system - AOL News
Expectant Dad Killed in Afghan Bombing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 3) - A former Navy Seal and an Ohio native whose wife is expecting the couple's first child were among seven people killed in a suicide bombing attack targeting a CIA base in southeastern Afghanistan last week. Scott Michael Roberson, 39, was working as a security officer for the CIA when the blast on Dec. 30 rocked the remote outpost in Khost province, said his sister, Amy Messner of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The government notified his wife Wednesday of his death, Messner said, and the CIA has allowed them to make his death public. Before joining the CIA, Roberson had wor...

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