LITTLE CHUTE (AP) -- The parents of a Wisconsin Army sergeant say their son was aboard the helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan, killing him and nine other Americans.
Sharon and Larry Mueller of Little Chute say they found out early Tuesday morning that 26-year-old Sgt. Nickolas Mueller had died.
He was a member of the U.S. Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
The Pentagon says the helicopter crashed Monday while returning from the scene of a firefight with suspected Taliban drug traffickers. It hasn't confirmed Nick Mueller was aboard.
The Muellers say Nick always wanted to be a fighter pilot, and after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks his mind was set. They say they were behind him "110 percent."
Mueller graduated from Little Chute High School in 2002.
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