CBS News Correspondent Mandy Clark reports early examinations suggest most were killed execution-style. However at least one was shot in the back, perhaps during an attempt to run away.
Also flown to the capital was the lone survivor of the attack, an Afghan driver who said he was spared because he was a Muslim and recited Islamic holy verses as he begged for his life. The International Assistance Mission, which organized the trip, said the driver had been a trusted employee with four years of service.
Police said they don't know if he is a witness or an accomplice in the killings, claimed by the Taliban which said the group had tried to convert Afghans to Christianity.
All of the bodies - six Americans, two Afghans, a German and a Briton - will be repatriated except for the team leader, Tom Little. He wanted to be buried here, where he had done his life's work as an eye doctor.
His wife Libby says it was a family decision made with his daughters. "He Made his life in Afghanistan," Libby Little said. "That's where he was called for and that's where he will be buried, in a Christian cemetery."
The Littles spent most of the last 35 years in Afghanistan -- through the Soviet invasion, the civil war and under the Taliban government.
"It's a war-torn country, devastated, always facing danger one way or another," Libby said. "Tom has been in tight spots before but it didn't deter his sense that this is what God made him for."
Little had invited Dr. Karen Woo to join him on the ill-fated trip to the Taliban dominated province of Nuristan to provide basic medical care.
Says her fiance Mark "Paddy" Smith, "All she wanted to do was help and a lot of he time she would, you know, forget about herself because there were other people that needed assistance and she just wanted to provide assistance."
Colorado dentist Thomas Grams was also part of the team. He had quit his dental practice to volunteer full-time giving free dental care to impoverished children.
Another team member was Glen Lapp from Lancaster, Pa. He was a nurse who helped victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack on the team, who like other aid workers traveled without private security.
Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission, explained, "We have a no arms policy because we believe that our security is much more in our contacts with the local community. Tom went there, and the team went there, on the invitation of the local community."
But today in Brunswick, N.Y., people came together to mourn his passing.