Minnesota woman among 6 airmen killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan

- The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that a woman from Plymouth, Minn. was among the six airmen killed Monday in Afghanistan. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, and five others were killed when they were attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bargram Air Base.

The Associated Press reports that the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Vorderbruggen was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Military Partners and Families Coalitions released a statement Tuesday that read in part:

We lost a member of our military family yesterday. Our friend, Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen, was killed while serving in Afghanistan. All military families understand that part of serving means the potential of sending their loved one into harms way, but no amount of understanding can reduce the pain of loss when they do not return. Major Vorderbruggen leaves behind her wife, Heather, and four year-old son, Jacob. As we try to find comfort in our community during this time we also extend our love and compassion to the five other U.S. military families who lost a loved one yesterday.
Major Vorderbruggen was a person who lived for her family and for her country. She was one of the most friendly and laid-back people you could ever hope to meet and was an accomplished airman, a great athlete, and most of all, a wonderful mom. She leaves an indelible legacy of strength and selflessness to all those touched by her life.


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