Updated: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 10:05 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 9:05 PM EDT
MADISON, Conn. (AP) — The first selectman of Madison, Conn., says a soldier from the town has been killed in Afghanistan.
First Selectman Fillmore McPherson said Tuesday the parents of Army Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel, who live in Madison, were informed Monday of his death. McPherson said flags in Madison have been lowered to half-staff.
McPherson said Pedersen-Keel was one of two soldiers killed in an attack at a police station in eastern Afghanistan.
U.S. officials said have said two special forces soldiers were killed Monday when a policeman fired at people leaving a meeting at district police headquarters in Wardak province. The Pentagon has not released their names.
McPherson said Pedersen-Keel graduated from Avon Old Farms School in 2002 and the U.S. Military Academy in 2006.
He said the town "stands ready" to offer what honors or special services the family desires.