Remains Of 3 Slain Central Ohio Soldiers Returned Home

From left: Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon, and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck were killed last week by what the National Guard describes as an improvised explosive device.(Photo: Ohio National Guard)
From left: Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon, and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck were killed last week by what the National Guard describes as an improvised explosive device.(Photo: Ohio National Guard)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The remains of three Ohio National Guard soldiers killed in an attack in Afghanistan have returned home to central Ohio.

An honorable transfer ceremony was conducted at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus Saturday afternoon.

National Guard soldiers and airmen, including full military honor guard details, helped transfer caskets from a guard plane to hearses taking the remains to area funeral homes.

The April 4 attack killed 36-year-old Capt. Nicholas Rozanski of Dublin, 45-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck of Columbus and 44-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon of Grove City.

The soldiers died in a suicide bomber attack that killed at least 13 people and wounded at least four more guardsmen.

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