Newark Man Among Three Marines Killed In Afghanistan

L-R Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, Cpl. Robert Hendriks, Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman

The Department of Defense announced the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Resolute Support.

The following Marines died April 8 while conducting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York.

Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania.

Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware.

These Marines were assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.

The three were killed Monday in a car bombing outside Bagram Air Field, just days before there were expected to return home from Afghanistan.

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