Soldier with ties to Vermont killed in Afghanistan


A soldier with ties to Vermont has been killed in Afghanistan. Major Jaimie Leonard and another soldier died of injuries suffered from small arms fire over the weekend. Leonard, 39, had been serving in Afghanistan since January. The intelligence officer from Warwick, N.Y., has family in Vermont. The Vermont National Guard has extended its condolences to the family. The West Point graduate also served tours of duty in Bosnia and Iraq. Leonard was training Afghan soldiers at a base in Paktika Province Saturday when she and others were shot by a man in an Afghan Army uniform. The attacker was also killed.

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