8:35am

Wed May 27, 2009
WVAS Local

Alabama Soldier Among Three Killed in Afghanistan

Foley, Alabama – (AP) - The Pentagon says a U.S Air Force officer
from Foley, Ala., was among three U.S. troops who died when their
military convoy in Afghanistan was hit by an improvised explosive
device.
The Mobile Press Register newspaper said Wednesday that Lt. Col.
Mark E. Stratton died in the Memorial Day explosion.
Family members said Stratton was a dedicated officer who served
as commander of a reconstruction team in Panjshir Province.
Stratton, a 1987 graduate of Foley High School, is survived by
his wife and three daughters who live in Washington, D.C.
Funeral arrangements are pending.


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