UA Grad Killed in Combat in Afghanistan

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
territory.

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


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 104159763 - wtvy.com/a?a=104159763
Gray Television, Inc.