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The Schuckman and Esplin families Sunday outside Ft. Drum.
The Schuckman and Esplin families Sunday outside Ft. Drum.

Copter Crash Stirs Drum Families

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10 Fort Drum soldiers died in a helicopter crash Friday night in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan. The military says the chopper was not downed by enemy fire. The Pentagon says it may be several days before the soldiers' names are released. It's the deadliest incident for Fort Drum since a Blackhawk helicopter crashed on a training mission on base, killing 11 soldiers. This latest news is sobering for a community weathering near-constant deployments, but it's not out of the ordinary. David Sommerstein reports.

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