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