Remains of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire return to US
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 01:30
June 12 - The bodies of three soldiers killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan recently are returned to the U.S.. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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The remains of three of the five U.S. soldiers killed this week by friendly fire in Afghanistan were returned to the United States Thursday (June 12).
Officials at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware received the remains in a dignified transfer ceremony.
Army Corporal Justin Clouse, Army Specialist Justin Helton and Army Private Aaron Toppen were killed when a friendly fire air strike hit a team of Afghan and U.S. troops conducting a security operation in Zabul province on Monday (June 9).
Two other American servicemen were also killed, in the deadliest day for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since a helicopter crash last December.
Officials are investigating whether the incident was the result of aircraft malfunction, pilot error or miscommunication between troops on the ground and those in the aircraft.
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