Middle East

October 7, 2011

Family of first soldier killed in Afghan war reflects 10 years later

Nearly 1,800 U.S. military members have been killed in Afghanistan since the war began there 10 years ago, enough to form a single-file rank of soldiers a mile long. At the head of that line – the first U.S. casualty in the war – is a Fort Lewis Special Forces sergeant whose wife and two children continue to live in the Puyallup area. Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman.

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