US Names 6 Soldiers Killed in Afghan Attack

By: AP
By: AP

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) --

The military has named six American soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan that was the deadliest attack on coalition troops there this month.

The Department of Defense said Tuesday, December 14 all six men were members of the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

The soldiers died Sunday when an explosives-packed minibus blew
up at the entrance of a joint NATO-Afghan base in Kandahar
province.

They were named as Cpl. Sean M. Collins, 25, of Ewa Beach,
Hawaii; Cpl. Willie A. McLawhorn Jr., 23, of Conway, N.C.; Spc.
Patrick D. Deans, 22, of Orlando, Fla.; Spc. Kenneth E. Necochea
Jr., 21, of San Diego, Calif.; Spc. Derek T. Simonetta, 21, of
Redwood City, Calif.; and Spc. Jorge E. Villacis, 24, of Sunrise,
Fla.


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  • by truth Location: fl on Dec 15, 2010 at 05:40 AM
    these soldiers gave all for their country,but afghanistan is not worth these mens lives.god bless them and their families for their services!
  • by mls Location: Tallahassee, FL on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM
    God bless these soldiers and their families.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    Thanks for your service. May you rest in peace.
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