Military while remembering their courage and dedication, identified the five as Chief Warrant Officer Christopher M. Allgaier, 33, of Omaha; Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Bagwell, 28, of Lake Toxaway, N.C.; Sgt. Jesse A. Blamires, 25, of West Jordan, Utah; Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway, 25, of Valley, Ala.; and Chief Warrant Officer Joshua R. Rodgers, 29, of Carson City, Nev.
The five late soldiers were based at Fort Bragg and were members of the 3rd General Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. A Briton and a Canadian were also among those armed personnel killed.
The reason of the crash is not clear yet. But, the U.S. military officials say that initial reports suggested that the militants had brought down the CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade. But, it was one of several possible reasons for the crash in volatile Helmand province.
Americas War on Terror has claimed thousands of lives. Both sides have recorded heavy casualties. America keeps on fighting amidst protests at home to call the soldiers back.