The Pentagon is identifying the three American troops killed on Wednesday in Timagara, Pakistan.
Sgt. 1st Class David Hartman, 27, of Okinawa, Japan.
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Sluss-Tiller, 35, of Callettsburg, Kentucky.
Staff Sgt. Mark Stets, 39, of El Cajon, California.
According to officials, the special operations forces were training Pakistan's Frontier Corps when terrorists detonated a remote control bomb, destroying their vehicle. The convoy was on its way to the reopening of a girls school, which had previously been destroyed by al Qaeda. We mourn the loss of these three gifted American patriots, who were serving a noble cause in a dangerous land.