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Aggie Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Photo from Todd Clark's Facebook page.

Photo from Todd Clark’s Facebook page.

A Texas A&M Univesity graduate from New York state was one of two American soldiers and an American civilian killed Saturday in a so-called insider attack in Afghanistan.

Army Lieutenant Colonel Todd Clark, Aggie Class of 1994, was on his second tour in Afghanistan.

Clark’s father, who also served in the Army, confirmed the death to the Albany Times-Union newspaper.

Afghan military officers told The New York Times a solder with the Afghan National Army opened fire during lunchtime at a base near the eastern border with Pakistan. The gunman was killed almost immediately and a second gunman was detained.

Afghan government officials told The Times an argument between the Americans and the Afghan soldier who was killed had precipitated the violence.

Clark’s 17 year Army career also included three tours in Iraq. During his first tour in Afghanistan, Clark received the Purple Heart after he was injured in an IED explosion three years ago.

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Posted by on Jun 10 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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