U.S. Soldiers Betrayed, Killed in Afghanistan Identified

June 12, 2017Jun 12, 2017

Four U.S. Army soldiers were reportedly betrayed by an Afghan soldier and shot in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan Saturday. One of the soldiers was injured. The other three died.

The Afghan soldier accused of the attack was killed when soldiers returned fire. CNN is reporting that those soldiers were also part of the Afghan forces.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Fox News. These types of attacks have been a constant threat for our soldiers in Afghanistan.

Now, according to ABC News, the three killed Army soldiers have been identified.

25-year-old Sgt. Eric M. Houch of Baltimore; 29-year-old Sgt. William M. Bays of Barstow, Calif.; and 22-year-old Dillon C. Baldridge of Youngsville, N.C. died as a result of their injuries. The non-fatally wounded soldier was not named.

The three 101st Airborne Division soldiers killed had all been headquartered at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander Gen. John W. Nicholson said on Monday, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of our soldiers who were killed and wounded. We will always remember our fallen comrades and remain committed to the mission they carried out and for which they ultimately gave their lives."

Please pray for their families, too!