Soldier With Hartford Ties Dies In Afghanistan

Another serviceman with Connecticut ties has died in Afghanistan.  Governor Dannel Malloy ordered state and national flags to fly at half staff in honor of Sergeant Edward J. Frank II, who was born in Hartford,  and who was killed in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Thursday,  along with four other members of his unit when their  vehicle struck an IED.

Sergeant Frank who was 26,  was a member of the 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Divison based in Fort Drum, New York.

He joined the Army in 2005,  and had been deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and had been deployed to Afghanistan in March of this year.

He is survived by his parents,  his wife and three children.

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