Families were notified Monday after five US soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan.
One of the fallen was 19-year-old Private Aaron Toppen of Mokena, IL.
Toppen’s unit had called for an airstrike after being ambushed by the Taliban.
They were mistakenly hit when a B-1 Bomber that was part of the strike.
The Pentagon says it is still unclear whether the misguided bomb was caused by human or mechanical error.