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DynCorp Employees Killed in Afghanistan

just released this:

September 7, 2010 – We are deeply saddened to report that a September 6 attack on a forward operating base in , in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, took the lives of three LOGCAP IV personnel and wounded several others.

William Allen, 51, of Munhall, Pennsylvania, worked as an electrician on the LOGCAP IV program and was killed at the time of the incident. Alan Herzel, 48, of Milton, Florida, who worked as a plumber foreman, received medical care after the incident but later passed away as a result of his injuries. A third subcontract employee who provided information technology support for the program also lost his life in the attack; International will defer to his employer to release any personal details.

A number of individuals who were wounded in the attack were transported by medevac for hospital care.

In a condolence note to LOGCAP IV management, Colonel Cameron G. Holt, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Commander, Afghanistan, wrote:

“As is too often the case in war, the cost of freedom extends not just to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, and Marines who have pledged their lives to defend their country; it is also borne by our civilians at home and among the ranks of American defense contractors like you who stand shoulder to shoulder with us in this struggle.”

Thanks to Ms Sparky for this update

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured or killed, with their families, and with all of our colleagues at FOB .

September 8, 2010 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, DynCorp | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »


    RE: Need photos of Alan Herzel

    Florida Trend magazine is publishing a story on Alan Herzel.
    Could someone please send me hi res photos of Alan to accompany the story.
    Our story is about contractors who pay the ultimate sacrifice and we would like to honor Alan Herzel. It can be a group photo as long as he is identified.

    Or please let me know who I should contact about photos.

    Send photos to: gbernloehr@floridatrend.com

    Please contact me if you have further questions about the story.

    Sorry & Thanks,
    Gary Bernloehr
    Art Director
    Florida Trend magazine
    St. Petersburg Florida
    website: http://www.FloridaTrend.com
    email: gbernloehr@floridatrend.com

    Comment by Gary Bernloehr, Florida Trend magazine | October 30, 2010 | Reply

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