NBC News reports:
Not long after the U.S. military repealed its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen [on the right in the above photo] married her longtime partner, becoming one of the first American service members to be wed in a same-sex ceremony.
On Monday, nearly five years to the day after the repeal was signed into law, the trailblazing officer was killed along with five other American troops in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan
Her death was announced by friends in a Facebook post, and Pentagon officials confirmed her identity without providing any other details. A formal release of the victims’ identities was expected on Tuesday night.