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Topic: 5 children lost their dads in an attack
Posted By: MateenK
Subject: 5 children lost their dads in an attack
Date Posted: 13-Jun-2017 at 1:36pm
5 children lost their dads in an attack that killed 3 US soldiers that were in Afghanistan training people to take care of themselves.

The bodies of the three US soldiers killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan returned to American soil on Monday.

Their flag-draped caskets were brought off the plane at Dover Air Force Base as Vice President Mike Pence attended, standing with his hand over his heart.
The three men belonged to the 101st Airborne Division and were all in their 20's.
    The Pentagon identified them as Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland; Sgt. William M. Bays, 29, of Barstow, California; and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge, 22, of Youngsville, North Carolina.
      They were shot during an attack on Saturday when an Afghan army commando opened fire, in what's known as a " http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/22/a-paper-weapon-to-defend-against-green-on-blue-attacks/" rel="nofollow - green-on-blue " incident, according to US officials. This is when members of the Afghan security forces turn their weapons on US and other NATO soldiers who are training them and fighting along their side.
      The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack saying that an "infiltrator" had joined the Afghan army and attacked the American soldiers, according to its spokesman.
      The  http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/10/politics/afghanistan-us-service-members-killed/index.html" rel="nofollow - incident is under investigation.
        "I feel betrayed," Chris Baldridge, who was mourning the death of his son, Dillon  http://abc11.com/2087089/?cmp_id=sf87740502&sf87740502=1" rel="nofollow - Baldridge told WTVD.  "(Dillon's) over there training people to take care of themselves and then they turn on us."
        Three US troops were killed Saturday in Achin District.
        Three US troops were killed Saturday in Achin District.
        The attack occurred during a joint US-Afghan military operation in the Nangarhar province, officials said. It was in the Achin District, where US and Afghan troops have been carrying out an offensive against a local affiliate of ISIS, officials said.

        Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25

        Sgt. Eric M. Houck
        Sgt. Eric M. Houck
        Houck, of Baltimore, had left for his first overseas deployment and was due to come home next month, his father Mike told  http://www.wbaltv.com/article/baltimore-native-among-three-soldiers-killed-in-afghanistan/10009771" rel="nofollow - CNN affiliate WBAL.
          He joined the Army in 2013.
          Houck married his high school sweetheart and they had two children, ages 5 and 3. He enlisted as a way to support his family and to serve his country, Houck told  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-soldier-killed-20170612-story.html" rel="nofollow - the Baltimore Sun.
          "He grew up to be a tremendous human being, just a great father, loving son, husband," Mike Houck said of his son. "He was very compassionate, caring, and was concerned about people. He fought for the underdog. He was just a tremendous young man."





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