Three American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Arrive In Dover

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Three American service members killed when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, have arrived in Dover.

Earlier this evening, the families of the fallen, along with Vice President Mike Pence received the flag-draped remains at Dover Air Force Base.

The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The airman was assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

The Department of Defense has identified the three men as:

Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, is from Lexington, Virginia.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, if from Brush Prairie, Washington.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, is from Hookstown, Pennsylvania.

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