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Ohio Marine Killed In Afghanistan Chopper Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Loveland, Ohio (AP) -- Military officials say a Marine from the Cincinnati area was one of 14 Americans killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the deadliest day for U.S. Troops in that country in more than four years.

The Pentagon says 30-year-old Capt. David Mitchell of Loveland was among four Marines who died when two helicopters collided in flight over Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

Mitchell was assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3Rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Ten other Americans, including three DEA agents, died when a U.S. Military helicopter crashed Monday while returning from a firefight with suspected Taliban drug traffickers in western Afghanistan.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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