Two U.S. service members were killed when their AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crashed in Logar Province, Afghanistan on Nov. 20, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The helicopter was providing security for troops on the ground supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to the statement.
The deceased were identified as Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, 33, from Tarrant, Texas and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., 25, from Keaau, Hawaii. Both soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
The incident is under investigation.