Alabama airman killed in Afghanistan
The Pentagon says an 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.