4 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN AIR CRASH IN HORN OF AFRICA
Four U.S. soldiers serving in Horn of Africa operations have been killed in an air crash near a U.S. military base in Djibouti, the U.S. Department of Defense said.
The four were killed when their U-28 aircraft crashed on Saturday, Feb 18, a statement released late on Monday said.
"The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom ...The cause of the accident is under investigation," the statement said.
It gave the names of those killed as Captain Ryan P. Hall, 30; Captain Nicholas S. Whitlock, 29; First Lieutenant Justin J. Wilkens, 26; and Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, also 26, Reuters reported.
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