Dallas Army Officer Killed in Afghanistan

Monday, Sep 7, 2009  |  Updated 6:57 PM CDT
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Dallas Army Officer Killed in Afghanistan

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The Pentagon says a 34-year-old Army officer killed in an attack in Afghanistan was a Dallas man.

A Pentagon statement says 2nd Lt. Darryn D. Andrews died Friday when his vehicle came attack by rocket-propelled grenade fire and an improvised bomb.

The attack happened in the Paktia province along the Afghan-Pakistani border south of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

The paratrooper was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

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