Two Fort Bragg Soldiers Among Dead In Aghanistan Chopper Crash

The Pentagon has released the names of seven soldiers killed in the crash of a helicopter in Afghanistan, including two based at North Carolina's Fort Bragg.

Two soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg were killed in the Oct. 26 crash. They were 32-year-old Sgt. 1st Class David E. Metzger of San Diego, and 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop of Medford, N.Y.

The other five soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, near Savannah, Ga.

They were 36-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Michael P. Montgomery of Savannah; 40-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Niall Lyons of Spokane, Wash.; 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Shawn H. McNabb of Terrell, Texas; 23-year-old Sgt. Josue E. Hernandez Chavez of Reno, Nev.; 26-year-old Sgt. Nickolas A. Mueller of Little Chute, Wis.

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  • by Sick of War Location: Pitt Co on Oct 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    My heartfelt prayers to the families. My sincere thanks to those soldiers.

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