Bodies of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan come home

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The bodies of six U.S. service members killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram air base in Afghanistan are returned to the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Bodies of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan come home

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STORY: The bodies of six U.S. service members killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram air base in Afghanistan were returned to the United States on Wednesday (December 23).

On Monday, a suicide bomber on a motorbike struck the troops’ patrol near the Bagram base, officials said.

Killed in the attack were Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Joseph Lemm, 45, Staff Sergeant Louis Bonacasa, 31, Michael Cinco, 28, Peter Taub, 30, and Chester McBride, 30, the U.S. Air Force said.

Vorderbruggen, who was commanding the security patrol targeted in Monday’s attack, was the first openly gay U.S. servicewoman killed in action, the Daily Beast news website reported, citing a Department of Defense official.

Lemm, a 15-year veteran of the New York City Police Department who also volunteered in the Guard, was on his third deployment to war zones.

The Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the strike, remains resilient 14 years after the start of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan. It has ramped up its attacks this year, inflicting heavier casualties on Afghan security forces.

The attack was the deadliest on U.S. forces in Afghanistan this year.

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