UA grad killed in Afghanistan combat - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

UA grad killed in Afghanistan combat

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

    Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:30:57 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:51:32 GMT

    President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

    More >>
  • Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

    Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:49 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:49:17 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:51:04 GMT

    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

    More >>

    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

    More >>
  • Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:20:31 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:01:16 GMT

    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

    More >>

    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly