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The Defense Department has identified three Marines killed Monday in a bomb blast in Afghanistan near Bagram airfield.
According to officials, three other service members and an Afghan contractor were also wounded in the attack, which was claimed by the Taliban. The deadly assault was carried out despite ongoing peace efforts to end a messy 17-year conflict.
The article goes on to state the following:
Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York; and Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania ― all members of the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve ― lost their lives in the attack.
A command release said the Marines were conducting “combat operations” in Parwan province, Afghanistan.
We mourn the loss of Marines Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, and Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. They will never be forgotten. https://t.co/XcK65gguwF
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) April 10, 2019
A New York City firefighter was killed on Monday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while serving in the Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, 43 years old is survived by his wife & their three daughters. Christopher Slutman served as a New York City firefighter for 15yrs pic.twitter.com/k8esZxhc2a
— NYPD 101st Precinct (@NYPD101Pct) April 10, 2019
This is Cpl. Robert Hendriks. He was 25, from Locust Valley, LI. Hendriks was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday. Please keep him in your thoughts. @PIX11News pic.twitter.com/MgTKYgBRLu
— Katie Corrado (@KatieCorradoTV) April 10, 2019
REST IN PEACE | Benjamin S. Hines, an sergeant with the U.S. Marines, was killed along with two others in a Taliban attack near an American base in Afghanistan. https://t.co/HUiKImIGVW
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) April 10, 2019
These 3 Marines were killed on Monday in Afghanistan. My condolences are with their families and 2/25th Marines
Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York
Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania
SSgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware. pic.twitter.com/tCsiqVvsbV
— Francisco Urena (@Urena) April 10, 2019
The Pentagon identifies the 3 Marines killed in an Afghanistan attack as Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, Sgt. Benjamin Hines, & Cpl. Robert Hendriks. pic.twitter.com/KdFaINGzrz
— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) April 10, 2019
The Wildcat Nation mourns the loss of Benjamin Hines, Class of 2006, one of three Marines killed in Afghanistan yesterday. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his parents, family, friends, and fellow Marines.
— Dallastown Area SD (@DallastownSD) April 9, 2019
Condolences and prayers for the Marines and families of our fallen. Semper Fidelis https://t.co/pnkHML6Slz
— Robert B. Neller (@CMC_MarineCorps) April 10, 2019
— Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) April 10, 2019
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