Army Captain From Lexington Killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has identified the three American soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday from a roadside bomb; one of them is from Lexington.

The military said that three other service members were wounded when the bomb went off near the city of Ghazni.

The DOD said 29-year-old Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, from Lexington, is among those who died.

Army  Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington and  Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania  were also killed.

The Taliban claimed the attack, saying a U.S. tank was completely destroyed.

Ross and Emond were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

More on this story: ABC 13

 

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