CBSNEWS — Seven U.S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan this year, fighting America’s longest war. The deadliest attack came this month, when a Taliban bomb killed Marine reservists Benjamin Hines, Christopher Slutman and Robert Hendriks.
When Christopher Slutman was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, he was three weeks away from going home.READ MORE: Anne Arundel Police Searching For Two Missing Kids
“Everyone wanted him home. Everyone missed him,” said Kevin McGookin, a fellow firefighter a Marine, who was one of Slutman’s best friends.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases But No Deaths Reported Sunday
This week, people lined overpasses and highways in three states to watch Slutman’s casket ride back from Dover Air Force Base.MORE NEWS: City Police Investigating Two Separate Overnight Double Shootings
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