Pentagon identifies 2 Apache pilots killed in Afghanistan crash (
The U.S. service members who died early Wednesday in an Afghanistan helicopter crash have been identified. The Pentagon identified the two fallen members as Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, 33, of Tarrant, Texas; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami, 25, of Keaau, Hawaii, according to a U.S. Army release emailed to American Military News on Thursday. The two members were providing security for ground troops in Logar Province, Afghanistan when their helicopter crashed. Both had deployed to Afghanistan in October and were assigned to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood. Knadle