Colorado Airman Killed in Afghanistan

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (AP) A Colorado man who was a sergeant at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has died while fighting in Afghanistan.

Base officials say 44-year-old Master Sergeant Randy Gillespie of Coaldale died Monday from gunshot wounds received in an encounter outside a forward operating base near heart Afghanistan.

Gillespie was assigned to the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke, but was on duty in Afghanistan with the 755th Air Expeditionary Group.

He was working with a task force assigned to train the Afghan Army.

Military officials say Gillespie is survived by his wife and four children.

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