By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Military authorities say Mark Andrew Forester, a University of Alabama graduate and senior airman with
the U.S. Air Force, was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Family members say the 29-year-old Forester was supposed to return home to Haleyville next month and had made plans to attend the Iron Bowl in November with his family.

Forester's brother, Thad, says Forester found a way to work an
item representing the Crimson Tide into his combat wardrobe on a
regular basis.

Thad Forester said his brother served as an Air Force combat
controller, a skilled position that demands entry into hostile

He described his brother as being able to remain calm in extremely stressful situations.

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  • by Dave Location: PANAMA CITY on Oct 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM
    To the Family of this Brave Airman I want to extend my humble Thank You. Your loved ones sacrifice does not go unnoticed. As it has often been said, Freedom is not Free. It comes with a heavy price for the best that we have to offer.. True Heroes are not forgotten and it takes a special family to raise our Heroes and for that you deserve our Thanks as well. God Welcomes warriors with open arms, and know that your Hero is preparing a Heavenly home to welcome you in
  • by Miguel Location: Daleville, AL. on Oct 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    My condolences and prayers to Mark Andrew Forester's family. May God fill your hearts with peace and strenght during this time of grief.
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