POLITICO Morning Defense Now identifies fallen


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MCRAVEN HAS LOBBIED AGAINST AN OFFICIAL RELEASE of the names of those killed in the crash, AFP reports. “He’s raised concerns and senior leaders are looking at it right now,” a senior military officer told the news agency, requesting anonymity. http://yhoo.it/mW51Tm

MOST OF THE NAMES HAVE BEEN RELEASED by their families. We identified 15 of them Tuesday. Here are some others that have surfaced:

NAVY SEAL AARON CARSON VAUGHN, of Obion County, Tenn., had a 2-year-old son and a 2-month-old daughter. http://bit.ly/p75MgW

STEPHEN MATTHEW MILLS, from Arlington, Texas, was the leader of the SEAL team, family members said. http://bit.ly/pAASPQ

PETTY OFFICER MICHAEL STRANGE was the son of a Philadelphia police officer. http://bit.ly/okk8b7

JON THOMAS TUMILSON, 35, of Rockford, Iowa, was thinking of retiring from the Navy after 20 years in 2014. http://bit.ly/ojvirG

PETTY OFFICER 1st CLASS JASON WORKMAN, 31, of Blanding, Utah, was a Mormon missionary in Brazil. http://bit.ly/nod4MN

NICHOLAS SPEHAR, 24, of Chisago City, Minn., was known as a “quiet leader.” http://bit.ly/qMtOeD

PETTY OFFICER 1st CLASS CHRIS CAMPBELL, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C., told his family he wanted donations in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project if he was killed in battle. http://bit.ly/q5wAGN

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER DAVID CARTER, a Colorado National Guard member from Aurora, was pilot of the Chinook that was shot down. http://bit.ly/qAnG0X

ARMY SPC. ALEXANDER BENNETT, 23, of Tacoma, Wash., was a member of the helicopter’s crew. http://bit.ly/rqfr0D

JESSE PITTMAN, of Willits, Calif., worked as a firefighter before becoming a SEAL. http://bit.ly/oqV6EX

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