Monday, April 30, 2012

Afghan kills Eglin soldier

A soldier assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., died April 25 in Afghanistan when he was shot by a rogue Afghan soldier. The Department of Defense said Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Britton-Mihalo, 25, of Simi Valley, Calif., died in Kandahar province. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin. The Ventura County Star in California reported that Britton-Mihalo is the soldier that was killed when an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on mentors. Several others were injured. (Source: DoD, 04/28/12, Shadow Spear, Ventura County Star, 04/29/12)