ALBANY, N.Y. – Two soldiers killed in an attack in Afghanistan Saturday had ties to the Capital Region.
Army Lt. Col. Todd Clark was a 1990 graduate of Christian Bros. Academy. He was on his fifth tour overseas. Clark received the Purple Heart in 2010 when he was injured in an IED attack.
Clark is survived by his wife and two children in Texas, where he will be buried.
Clark was working alongside Joseph Morabito of Greene County when they were attacked. The two men started working together in January to train local Afghan forces.
Morabito was a retired police officer working in Afghanistan as a security contractor for a private company. Monday would have been his 55th birthday.
Morabito's wife said she expects to receive his body at Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday and then he will be flown to Albany on Friday.
The attack that took the lives of Clark and Morabito was a green-on-blue attack. An Afghan officer who was in training with the two men turned on them with a gun.
The details of the attack have not been released yet by the Department of Defense.