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Openly gay Air Force investigator and NYPD detective among 6 killed in Afghanistan

Openly gay Air Force investigator and NYPD detective among 6 killed in Afghanistan

An openly gay Air Force investigator and a New York City police detective were among those killed in this week's Taliban attack, the deadliest insurgent assault on U.S. troops in Afghanistan in at least three years and a sign of mounting militant violence there.

Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen died in Monday's attack, which took place when an explosive-laden motorcycle detonated near a group of American troops conducting a patrol near Bagram, according to friend Tracey Hepner.

Hepner said that Vorderbruggen and her partner, an Air Force veteran named Heather Lamb, had been advocates for repealing the ban on gays in the military, a rule known as "Don't Ask, Don't...

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