High-ranking officers killed in Kabul suicide attack
Three high-ranking U.S. Army officers and two enlisted soldiers were among those killed Tuesday in the suicide bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul, officials confirmed late Wednesday.
The Defense Department identified the dead as:
Col. John M. McHugh, 46, of New Jersey, with the U.S. Army Battle Command Training Program in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz, 43, of Waterloo, Wis., with headquarters of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in Fort Drum, N.Y.
Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer, 44, of Perrysburg, Ohio, with headquarters of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Staff Sgt. Richard J. Tieman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., assigned to Special Troops Battalion, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany.
Spc. Joshua A. Tomlinson, 24, of Dubberly, La., assigned to Special Troops Battalion, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany.
Col. Geoff Parker, 42, of the Royal Canadian Regiment also died in the attack, the highest-ranking Canadian Forces member to be killed in Afghanistan, according to CBC News.