Archive for Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fort Leavenworth army colonel killed in insurgent attack in Afghanistan

May 20, 2010


— An Army colonel from Fort Leavenworth is among those killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

Army officials said Thursday that 46-year-old Col. John McHugh, of Newark, N.J., died Tuesday after his convoy was stuck by a suicide car bombing. The attack, the deadliest on NATO forces in Kabul in eight months, killed four other U.S. soldiers and a Canadian.

McHugh was serving as chief of Operations Group A with the Battle Command Training Program based at Fort Leavenworth. He was on a training mission at the time of the attack.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1986 and also had degrees from American Public University and U.S. Army War College.

He is survived by his wife, five children and one granddaughter.


UfoPilot 7 years, 10 months ago

It's what they call the other guys in Obama's war...

somedude20 7 years, 10 months ago

"Obama's war" huh? Who started this war for no reason? Oh yeah, it was your Bush that did. Nice to see that revisionsts are still rewritting history. Have you heard that rumor about the Holocaust?

somedude20 7 years, 10 months ago

Remember that most of the highjackers were from Saudi Arabia but Bush was not going to do anything about that little fact. I was refering to Iraq and it sucks that Iraq took resources away from Afghanistan and how did this become Obama's war?

Shardwurm 7 years, 10 months ago

COL McHugh was a good man. Loved and coached soccer. Dedicated family man. Our Army and society got weaker when he passed.

trinity 7 years, 10 months ago

Rest in peace, Colonel. And thank you for your service.

Mixolydian 7 years, 10 months ago

A press release announcing the battlefield death of an honorable American soldier and people use it to score political points?

You all are no better than Phelps protesting their funerals.

A grateful nation thanks you for your sacrifice. God bless you and your family,

John Hamm 7 years, 10 months ago

Mixolydian I agree with you 100%. These jerks deserve to live in a county where there aren't honorable men such as Col. McHugh.

Deja Coffin 7 years, 10 months ago

My prayers are with this man's family and friends. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that many of us appreciate the dedication he gave to serve this country. He is a true hero.

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