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Congresswoman McCollum Mourns Service Members Who Died in Recent Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

August 16, 2012
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, offering condolences to the families of the seven American service members who were killed today in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.  The helicopter was patrolling an area in the Kandahar province when it crashed.

“Ensuring security and combating extremists in Afghanistan are ongoing challenges for our military.  All of the victims of this helicopter crash were bravely serving the United States and Afghanistan when they were killed.  These heroic members of our military and their families are in my thoughts and prayers.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations and Budget Committees.