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According to the Associated Press, 118 Americans were killed in Afghanistan in 2013.

Ten of them were killed in December, including two Marines from Massachusetts, Sgt. Daniel Vasselian and Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez.

People in the town of Sandpoint, Idaho, are also mourning this week.

Air Force Captain David Lyon died when the vehicle in which he was riding struck an improvised explosive device last Friday in Kabul. He was 28.

In a conversation with Here & Now’s Robin Young, Cpt. Lyon's high school track coach, Tom Albertson remembers his student.


  • Tom Albertson, assistant principal at Sandpoint High School in Idaho.

This segment aired on January 2, 2014.

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