Last month the Department of Defense released the names of six airmen who were killed in action while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The men died December 21 of wounds suffered when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on s motorcycle near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
The soldiers who died were:
Major Adrianna M. Vorderbuggen, 36, of Plymouth, Michigan. she was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Elgin Air force Base, Florida.
Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco 28, of Mercedes, Texas. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 11th Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was assigned to the Air force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 816, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride, 30, of Statesboro, Georgia. he was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 405, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Technical Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, 45, of Bronx, New York. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National guard Base, New York.
Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, 31, of Coram, New York. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.
May their families know that Americans everywhere share their loss and thank their loved ones for their service. What a terrible tragedy!