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West Point grad among 3 killed in Afghanistan

Jun. 11, 2013 - 06:44PM   |  
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The Army says the third person killed in an attack over the weekend in Afghanistan was a West Point graduate who grew up in the Hudson Valley.

Authorities at Fort Drum say 39-year-old Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard was an intelligence officer with the 10th Mountain Division who graduated from the Military Academy in 1997. Local media outlets report Tuesday she graduated from Warwick Valley High School in Orange County.

Leonard was training was training Afghan soldiers at a base in Paktika province on Saturday when she and the others were shot by a man in an Afghan army uniform. The attacker was also killed.

Killed along with Leonard were 40-year-old Lt. Col. Todd Clark, an Albany native also serving with the 10th, and 54-year-old Joseph Morabito of Hunter in Greene County, a civilian contractor.

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