Alaska-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said a 34-year-old Army officer killed in an attack in Afghanistan was a Dallas man.

A Pentagon statement says 2nd Lt. Darryn D. Andrews died Friday when his vehicle came under attack by rocket-propelled grenade fire and an improvised bomb.

The attack happened in the Paktia province along the Afghan-Pakistani border south of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

The paratrooper was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson.

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