Alabama Soldier killed in Afghanistan

BIRMINGHAM,AL (WBRC) - An Alabama soldier was killed along with three others Saturday  in Afghanistan when an IED exploded near the vehicle he was driving. Twenty five year old Specialist Andrew Hand leaves behind two sons and a fiancee. Hands father is Kenneth Hand, an assistant football coach at Spain Park High School. Coach Hand said his son was due to finish up his third and final tour of combat duty in October. Specialist Hand's stepmother said Hand knew the assignment was dangerous, and asked his family to pray for his safety.

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