US identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
The US military on Thursday identified the two soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, 33, of Tarrant, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., 25, of Keaau, Hawaii, were killed in the crash, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday. Both soldiers had been assigned to the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.