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Three Area Army Reservists Killed in Helicopter Crash

Three Army reservists based in northeast Kansas are among the victims of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 American troops, seven Afghan soldiers and an Afghan interpreter.

23-year-old Spc. Alexander Bennett, a flight engineer/door gunner from Overland Park, Kan., 31-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Nichols, a pilot from Kansas City, Missouri, and a third soldier from the unit, 21-year-old Spc. Spencer Duncan, of Olathe, Kan., also died in the crash.

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