Second airman among 6 killed in Afghanistan bombing identified as Long Island man

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CORAM, N.Y. — A second airman stationed at the Stewart Air National Guard Base who was among the six Americans killed in the Afghanistan suicide bombing has been identified.

Sgt. Louis Bonacasa of Coram, N.Y. died Monday in the terrorist attack outside of a U.S. base in Bagram, Afghanistan.

All six of the NATO service members killed in Monday’s motorcycle bomb attack were American, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

On Monday, it was revealed that NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm was killed while serving as a member of the U.S. Air National Guard in the same IED attack.

Lemm was serving at the same Stewart Air National Guard Base in Orange County.

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