Tuesday, April 15, 2014

6 Heroes Who Died February 28, 2014 to April 2, 2014

February 28 - Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, of Waseca, Minn., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

- Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, 52, of North Smithfield, R.I., died from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.

April 1 - Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, of West Columbia, S.C., died in
Kandahar, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

April 2 - Killed at Fort Hood by Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, 34, from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico:
- Sgt. 1st Class Danny Ferguson, 39, of Mulberry Florida. He had just returned from Afghanistan.
- Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez, 38, of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He planned to retire from the military soon after serving 20 years.
- Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, from Effingham, Illinois. He was a counselor in the Army and had served in Iraq.
(The Department of Defense does not include any of the three killed at Ft. Hood in its statement or listings.)

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