Dover awaits body of Alabama soldier, 4 others

Associated Press - June 8, 2010 4:14 AM ET

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The bodies of 5 American servicemen are being returned to the military mortuary at Dover Air Force Base after the deadliest day this year for NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The bodies of Army Lt. Michael E. McGahan of Orlando, Fla., Army Specialist Brendan P. Neenan of Enterprise, Ala., Marine Sgt. Brandon C. Bury of Oceanside, Calif., Marine Cpl. Donald M. Marler of St. Louis, Mo., and Marine Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez of Hidalgo, Texas, were expected to arrive in Dover Tuesday afternoon

Military officials said 10 NATO service members, including seven Americans, were killed in separate attacks Monday. Five Americans died in a single roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan. Two others were killed in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan.

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