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DOD identifies Air Force casualties

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.  They died Dec. 21 of wounds suffered when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Killed were:

Maj. Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, 36, of Plymouth, Minnesota.  She was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  

Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, 28, of Mercedes, Texas.  He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 11th Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 816, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. 

Staff Sgt.  Chester J. McBride, 30, of Statesboro, Georgia.  He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 405, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  

Technical Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, 45, of Bronx, New York.  He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.

Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, 31, of Coram, New York. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.

For more information on service members assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, media may contact the AFOSI Public Affairs Office at 240-460-1633. 

For more information on service members assigned to the New York Air National Guard, media may contact the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs Public Affairs Office at 518-786-4581.