Three Marines Killed Monday Identified After Suicide Bombing By Taliban In Afghanistan

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first U.S. Marines killed in combat in over three years

Sgt. Benjamin Hines, Cpl. Robert Hendricks and Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman killed in Afghanistan roadside bombing on April 8, 2019.

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Resolute Support.

The following Marines died April 8 while conducting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York.

Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania.

Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware. Slutman was a 15-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department who served in the reserves. He leaves behind a wife and three daughters.

These Marines were assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.

They were the first U.S. Marines killed in combat in over three years.

In 2018, 13 U.S. military members were killed in Afghanistan.