Service Member Located, Rescued in AfghanistanU.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tim Turner. (RELEASED)Download Full High Resolution Image
WASINGTON (NNS) -- Coalition forces located a U.S. service member whose whereabouts had been unknown since June 28, military officials in Afghanistan reported July 4.
He was taken to Bagram Air Base for medical treatment, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials said, reporting his condition as "stable."
He was part of a force conducting counterterrorism operations in Kunar province. An MH-47 helicopter carrying troops to support the force crashed June 28, killing all 16 service members aboard.
Operations to recover remaining service members whose whereabouts are unknown since that time are continuing, officials said. Coalition forces remain actively engaged in Operation Red Wing, a counterterrorism operation to defeat terrorists and deny them sanctuary in Kunar province.
(From a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)
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