Local soldier killed in Afghanistan

October 29, 2009 Specialist Stanker, 22, was killed two days ago. The vehicle he was in was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

His family traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware where his body and 17 others arrived overnight.

An Indiana soldier was also killed in the explosion. He is identified as 29-year old sergeant Dale R. Griffin of from Terre Haute.

The president saluted those who died and also met with some of their families as he considers whether to send more troops to Afghanistan.

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