Celebrated Openly Gay Air Force Officer Among 6 Killed In Afghanistan


Reuters | Huffington Post | December 22, 2015

An openly gay Air Force officer was one of six American troops killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.

Facebook postings on Tuesday by friends and family of Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen mourned her death on Monday and sent condolences to her wife Heather and son Jacob, who live near Washington, D.C.

“We do find comfort in knowing that Heather and Jacob are no longer in the shadows and will be extended the rights and protections due any American military family as they move through this incredibly difficult period in their lives,” said the posting from Military Partners and Families Coalition.

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