Navy SEAL from west Michigan reported to be among dead in Black Hawk helicopter crash

Family identifies David Warsen, of Kentwood, as 1 of 7 American troops killed in Afghanistan

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:29:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 17 2012 02:11:21 PM EDT
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DETROIT -

A west Michigan Navy SEAL is reportedly among the 11 killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Family members of Kentwood’s 27-year-old Davis Warsen say he was one of the seven American troops who died Thursday in the Kandahar province.

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The U.S. Department of Justice has yet to officially release the names of the victims.

The dead  also included three members of Afghan security forces and one Afghan civilian interpreter, said NATO coalition said. There were no survivors of the crash. No details on the mission of the helicopter, a UH-60 Black Hawk, were released.

Kandahar is a traditional Taliban stronghold and the spiritual birthplace of the hardline Islamist movement that ruled Afghanistan before being ousted in 2001 by the U.S.-led alliance for sheltering al-Qaida's terrorist leaders.

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Published On: Aug 17 2012 11:33:45 AM EDT
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