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DEA identifies 3 agents killed in Afghanistan

By Ed O'Keefe

The Drug Enforcement Administration has identified the three special agents killed on Monday in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash.

The agents are:

Special Agent Forrest N. Leamon, 37, of Woodbridge, Va.

Special Agent Chad L. Michael, 30, of Quantico, Va.

Special Agent Michael E. Weston, 37, of Washington, D.C.

Leamon and Michael were members of DEA's Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Teams (FAST) and Weston was assigned to DEA's Kabul office. Their deaths marked the first for DEA during the Afghanistan conflict.

A combined 14 Americans were killed in two separate helicopter crashes on Monday. A bombing killed eight U.S. soldiers on Tuesday, making this month the deadliest of the U.S. military's eight-year fight in Afghanistan.

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 27, 2009; 5:10 PM ET
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