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Doug Green, Potomac Falls grad, killed in Afghanistan

Spc. Douglas Jay Green, 23, of Sterling, a soldier assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright died Sunday 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo)

Green, who joined the Army in 2007, had been stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and was killed when his unit was hit first by an improvised explosive device and then small arms fire, the Army reported.

In The Post, Martin Weil reported that Green was both a football player and an actor, starring in school productions such as “Footloose.” Gail Pennybacker at WJLA-7 reported that Green was all over the Potomac Falls 2006 yearbook his senior year, and was voted “Most likely to stay forever young.”

But Fox 5’s Bob Barnard got a sit-down on-camera interview with Green’s parents, Doug Green and Suni Erlanger, and his sister, Krissy Green. For an excellent piece on the life of Douglas Green, killed in the deadliest month for Americans in the 10-year span of the Afghanistan war, watch Barnard’s story here:

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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