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Troops Killed in Afghan Crash Coming Home Today

Troops Killed in Afghan Crash Coming Home Today
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 8:53am

Troops killed in the deadliest day of the Afghan war are coming home today traveling in death much the same way they did in life shrouded in secrecy.

Pentagon officials said that remains of the 30 killed in a weekend helicopter crash are scheduled to arrive Tuesday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

But three days after the downing of the aircraft by insurgents, the Defense Department hasn't released their names. Officials said it's taking time because there were so many killed. Others say privately there also is hesitancy to release the names because the majority were from secretive special operations forces.

A ceremony later Tuesday will be closed to the press. Top civilian and uniformed leaders will attend along with some family members.
 

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