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Baldwin County Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

By Associated Press

Foley, AL – 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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