Soldier From Sudbury Killed In Afghanistan

Relatives say a 23-year-old U.S. Army officer from Massachusetts has been shot and killed while on foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan.

Steven Milley said Wednesday that insurgents killed Lt. Scott Milley of Sudbury on Tuesday during his first month of deployment in Afghanistan. He was with the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division in the country's eastern Baraki Barak district.

"Scott was living his dream. It has now become our nightmare," Steven Milley said.

Milley graduated cum laude in 2009 from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

UNH President Mark Huddleston says the school is "deeply saddened by his premature death."

Milley's father tells The MetroWest Daily News that his son wanted to join the Army since he was three years old, and planned to join the FBI or CIA after his military service.

The family flew to Washington Tuesday to meet Milley's body. There was no immediate information on funeral arrangements.

This program aired on December 2, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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