- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A member of the Wyoming Army National Guard has died while serving in Afghanistan.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Tuesday that 27-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew McAdams was killed when a reconnaissance aircraft crashed in Afghanistan on Friday.

Wyoming Military Department spokeswoman Deidre Forster says McAdams was one of three Americans on board. She says the Defense Department would release details of the crash.

McAdams is the sixth Wyoming Army National Guard soldier to die in service since the Sept. 11 attacks. He is a 2004 graduate of Cheyenne’s East High School.

Gov. Matt Mead issued a statement Tuesday saying he was saddened beyond words to learn of McAdams’ death. Mead says he saw McAdams off when he deployed and praised his bravery and commitment to his country.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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