Brother of Ohio soldier: 'we are a nation at war'


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The brother of a U.S. soldier who was among three central Ohioans killed in an Afghan suicide bombing says Americans shouldn't forget "we are a nation at war."

Alex Rozanski tells WBNS-TV in Columbus that his brother, Capt. Nicholas Rozanski of Dublin, loved being a soldier.

The U.S. defense department says Rozanski was among three members of the same Columbus-based National Guard unit killed in the Wednesday attack.

Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon of Grove City and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck of Columbus.

Rozanski says Americans going on with day-to-day lives shouldn't forget the troops. He says, "these just become fading, brief headlines. But no, we are a nation at war, and men are dying on a regular basis over there. And people need to remember that."