Special Agents Forrest Leamon, Chad Michael, and Michael Weston were killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan.

The agents were returning from a counter-narcotics operation when the military helicopter they were riding in crashed. Seven military service members were also killed.

Special Agent Leamon, a member of FAST Team Echo, had served in the U.S. Navy for nine years as a Cryptologic Technician, receiving campaign medals for his service in Southwest Asia and Bosnia, before joining DEA in 2002. In 2007, Agent Leamon volunteered to serve as a member of a FAST team in Afghanistan, where he served multiple FAST team tours. He is survived by his wife, their unborn child, his parents, and his sister.

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Special Agent Chad L. Michael
United States Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, October 26, 2009
Cause: Aircraft accident
Special Agent Michael E. Weston
United States Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, October 26, 2009
Cause: Aircraft accident

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/20097-special-agent-forrest-nelson-leamon#ixzz3yyHfHXl6

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