Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Bishop Statement On Recent U.S. Casualties In Afghanistan

Aug 8, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement to pay homage to the thirty U.S. troops killed this past weekend in a helicopter crash in the eastern Wardak province of Afghanistan. It is the deadliest single incident for U.S. forces in the war in Afghanistan.   


“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to those families who lost loved ones in this past weekend’s deadly helicopter crash in Afghanistan. These brave servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country and for the advancement of freedom.


“As we mourn the passing of these heroic troops, it is my hope that we all keep their families, friends and fellow service members in our thoughts and prayers.”