With sadness, dignity, Obama honors the fallen

By Published: August 9, 2011

President Barack Obama was at Dover Air Force Base on Tuesday as the remains of 30 servicemembers killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Afghanistan were carried off a military cargo plane in flag-covered cases.

Of the 30 troops killed, 25 were special operations forces and five were helicopter crewmembers.

It has been three days since the helicopter crash, but the Defense Department has not identified them yet -- in part because they officials are reluctant to release their names given the secretive nature of special operations, The Associated Press reported.

Read Obama honors U.S. forces killed in Afghan attack  by The Associated Press.



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