Air Force MSgt Tara Brown died April 27, 2011 in a hail of gunfire near the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan. She was among nine Americans killed when a veteran Afghani pilot opened fire in a training room after an argument with a foreign colleague. The incident is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, US Marine Corps, died of a non combat-related incident in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on April 3, 2011. Lance Cpl. Lew was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom on behalf of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based out of Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii. According to the Department of Defense, the incident is under investigation.