The remains of the 38 U.S. and Afghan personnel killed on board a helicopter shot down in Afghanistan over the weekend arrived in the United States on Tuesday, a Defense Department official confirmed to CNN.
The two planes carrying the remains landed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, according to Dave Lapan of the Defense Department press office..
Because the catastrophic nature of the crash made the remains difficult to identify, all 38 sets were brought to the United States. The Afghan remains will be returned to their families once identifications can be made.
The slain U.S. service members represent the worst single-incident loss of American life since the start of the Afghan war.
Thirty Americans died in the crash, including 22 Navy SEALs, military officials said.FULL STORY