The officers said they feared being sent back to Afghanistan because they had been threatened by the Taliban.
Cpl. John Dawson’s funeral took place in Upton on Monday.
Spc. John Dawson of Whitinsville was killed in Afghanistan on April 8, the Department of Defense announced.
Peter Castillo, of Salem, is expected to be arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday in the death of a 22-year-old U.S. Army veteran.
An immigration judge set bond at $25,000 Wednesday for one of three Afghan military officers who face deportation after taking off from a Massachusetts training exercise last month to seek asylum.
The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue died Tuesday in an enemy attack.
Dozens of Northboro residents lined the streets Tuesday to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan, while friends and family attended a service honoring his life.
Northboro resident Brian K. Arsenault died Thursday from injuries suffered in small-arms enemy fire.
U.S. officials say Major General Harold Greene was killed in an apparent insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces.
Ryan Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant, fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.