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1 soldier from Fla., 1 from Alabama died in Afghanistan
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- The Department of Defense says a
soldier from central Florida and another from Alabama died of
injuries sustained when a helicopter they were in went down in
The department says the two soldiers who died were 20-year-old
Pfc. Andre D. McNair, Jr., of Fort Pierce, and 42-year-old Chief
Warrant Officer James Carter, of Alabama. Carter's hometown was not
They died on June 5th at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, of
injuries sustained when the Kiowa helicopter they were in went down
during a test flight. The incident is under investigation.
They were assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st
Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault),
Fort Campbell, Ky.
They died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
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