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Department of Defense identifies six airmen killed in C-130 crash in Afghanistan

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-03 15:33:10-04

The Department of Defense has identified six airmen killed in Afghanistan Oct. 2. They died in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules at Jalalabad Airfield. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

Four of the men were assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas:

Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Camarillo, California

Capt. Jordan B. Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas

Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Hammond, 26, of Moundsville, West Virginia

Senior Airman Quinn L. Johnson-Harris, 21, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The other two airmen were assigned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, Florida

Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Georgia