07 May '13, 10am

DOD identifies seven Americans killed on deadliest day of Afghan war this year:

Related Seven Americans, one German killed in spate of attacks in Afghanistan File photo KABUL — The Department of Defense has identified the five soldiers and two Marines killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday. The soldiers, with the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, based at Fort Bliss, Texas, were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Maiwand District of Kandahar province, according to a DOD statement. They were: 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum, 26, of Lawton, Okla.; Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV, 28, of Meridian, N.Y.; Spc. Kevin Cardoza, 19, of Mercedes, Texas; Spc. Thomas P. Murach, 22, of Meridian, Idaho; and Spc. Brandon J. Prescott, 24, of Bend, Ore. An Afghan interpreter was also killed. According to a statement by battalion commander Lt. Col. Kevin Admiral on the unit’s Facebo...

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