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Five Contractors Critically Injured in Afghanistan Sept 6

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 16, 2010

All three were killed, and five others critically injured.

A Milton man was among three people killed and five wounded Sept. 6 during a Taliban mortar attack in Afghanistan.Alan Monroe Herzel, 48, was a master plumber and civilian contractor for DynCorp International. He worked as a facilities support plumber supervisor for American troops, building and maintaining bath and kitchen necessities for the military.

He worked in Iraq for 18 months before tranferring to Afghanistan.

At the time of the attack, Herzel was working with an electrician and a computer specialist to set up a remote forward base camp officed. All three were killed, and five others critically injured.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Trahan Family Funeral Home. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Loyal Order Of The Moose Lodge No. 557, 8851 Lewis St. in Pensacola, fter interment.

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