National Security

September 10, 2009

U.S. names dead from Afghan ambush

Navy medical corpsman James Layton of Riverbank, Calif., was giving first aid to wounded Marine Lt. Michael Johnson of Virginia Beach, Va., when both were killed by a volley of insurgent bullets. Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Kenefick of Roswell, Ga., had just radioed that "If we leave this house, the people in the house in front of us will shoot us," when he was killed. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edwin W. Johnson, Jr. of Columbus, Ga., died with them.

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