WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement regarding the death of 30 American service members, who were killed in a Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The crash marked the single deadliest loss of U.S. forces in the war in Afghanistan.
"Our country lost 30 American heroes on Saturday – brave men who answered the call to defend our country." Sen. Moran said. "My heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy – including Kansas families. Our nation is forever indebted to these young men for their service and sacrifice. I ask all Kansans to join me in remembering the families and friends of the fallen in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."