Photos of the Fallen: Americans shot down in Afghanistan
Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden. You can pay tribute to the fallen servicemen on this Facebook page.
"Andy was a loving husband to his wife Krista, a caring father to his two children Hunter and Ethan and a proud United States Air Force combat controller,” his family said in a statement. “He was also a bad-ass warrior who struck fear in the hearts of terrorists. We will miss him forever but we take solace knowing he gave his life serving his country and fighting for what he believed was right.”