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(CNN) -- The U.S. military on Saturday released the names of the 16 service members killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. Eight were Special Operations soldiers and eight were Navy SEALs.

Eight soldiers assigned to the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia:

  • Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio
  • Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minnesota.
  • Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tennessee
  • Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Connecticut.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Virginia
  • Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida
  • 8 Navy SEALs:

  • Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego, California
  • Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Oregon
  • Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr., 30, of Portville, New York
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, West Virginia
  • Petty Officer Second Class Eric Shane Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nevada
  • Healy, Patton and Suh were assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Fontan, Kristensen, Lucas, McGreevy and Taylor were assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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