Soldiers from Illinois, Ohio, California, Washington among 5 killed by friendly fire

  • by: SOPHIA TAREEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 11, 2014 - 6:15 PM

MOKENA, Ill. — The five American troops killed in a friendly fire airstrike included an Illinois soldier who went to Afghanistan a month after his father died, an Ohio man who was engaged to be married, a California Green Beret who only deployed in January, and Washington state man who loved the outdoors.

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