The US Department of Defense has released the name of the service member who was killed last week in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.  Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade,” said Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. “On behalf of Resolute Support, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen comrade and those injured in this unfortunate event.”

“Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. – Washington Examiner

The Pentagon said the result of the crash was not due to enemy fire.