Three Ohio Army National Guard soldiers killed while serving in Afghanistan. City Hall American flag at half-staff in their honor.
This Friday morning the American Flag was flown at half-staff in front of City Hall in honor of three local Ohio Army National Guard soldiers. The Ohio Adjutant General’s Department released yesterday that the three were killed by a suicide bomber while serving in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province, on Wednesday. The attack by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 13 people and wounded several others at a park near the capital.
The area in which the attack took place is said to be relatively peaceful. As reported by 10TV’s Glenn McEntyre, one of the three soldier killed in the attack was Sgt. First Class Shawn Hannon, an alumni of the Grove City High School class of 1986. Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski, and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck were the other two members of the Ohio Army National Guard killed in the attack this week.
These men died while severing their country and should be honored by the people they fought for. Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon felt served his country proudly for nearly 20 years. Capt. Nicholas Rozanski was a member of the Ohio National Guard since 2003 and this was his third deployment.
According to The Associate Press the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The target of the attack is still unclear. Alex Rozanski told 10TV that “We shouldn’t forget we are a nation at war, and we forget that, because we go on with our day-to-day lives and these just become fading, brief headlines. We are a nation at war, and men are dying on a regular basis over there. People need to remember that.”