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Patrick D. Feeks killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

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The Department of Defense says a Maryland man was among the seven service members killed in a helicopter crash Aug. 16.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks of Edgewater, Md. was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom at the time of his death. The 28-year-old was assigned to a naval special warfare unit based on the West Coast.

The DoD says the crash happened northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Also killed in the crash were Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Florida.; Chief Warrant Officer Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, California; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Petty Officer Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, of Des Moines, Washington; Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, California; Sargent. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Michigan.

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