Fallen Fort Drum Soldier Remembered

Albany Times Union

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Lieutenant Colonel Todd Clark was one of three Americans killed by an Afghan soldier over the weekend.

The Fort Drum soldier had served in the Army for more than 17 years.

This was his second deployment in Afghanistan. 

He had also deployed to Iraq three times. 

Clark was a Purple Heart recipient and an important player in the Wounded Warrior Lacrosse Tournament, where area high schools raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project each year. 

Clark worked with Indian River Athletic Director Jay Brown to help find Fort Drum soldiers to take part in the tournament.

"He jumped right on board once he found out what we were doing and he took charge.  He made the connection over there, he set me up with people to contact.  He was a great guy," said Brown.

Clark leaves behind his wife, Shelley, and the couple's two children.

"I'd like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone here at Indian River to express how sorry we are for his passing and send out thoughts and prayers to his family and relatives," said Brown.

WNYT-TV in Albany reports one of the people killed Saturday was Joseph Morabito of Hunter in Greene County. 

The identity of the third American killed has not been released.

See our earlier report

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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