The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died June 5 at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the Kiowa helicopter they were in went down during a test flight. They were assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Chief Warrant Officer James Carter, 42, of Alabama.
Spc. Andre D. McNair, Jr., 20, of Fort Pierce, Fla.
The incident is under investigation.
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