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Heavener Soldier Killed in Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

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Army officials have identified an Oklahoma soldier killed in a helicopter crash this week in southern Afghanistan.

A statement was provided confirming the death of Heavener resident Randy Billings.

He died when an Army Black Hawk UH-60 went down Tuesday during a mission. Four other soldiers were killed in the helicopter crash.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Billings was a chief warrant officer in the Army. He was stationed out of Fort Riley, Kan.

Officials identified the other soldiers killed as:

   - Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman of Scottsdale, Ariz.

   - Sgt. Peter Bohler of Willow Spring, N.C.

   - Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde of Marietta, Ga.

   - Spc. Terry Gordon of Shubuta, Miss.

A sixth soldier, based in Vilseck, Germany, was identified as Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams of Elkhart, Ind.

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