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TWo New Yorkers, including West Point grad, killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – A Warwick woman, who was an intelligence officer in the US Army, was killed in Afghanistan along with another soldier, the US Defense Department announced on Tuesday. Maj. Jaimie Leonard, 39, an intelligence officer, graduated in May 1997 from the US Military Academy at West Point.

Both she and her colleague, Lt. Col. Todd Clark, 40, of Evans Mills, NY, were killed on June 8 in Sharana, Afghanistan of injuries suffered from small arms fire received at Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan.

Both were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York.

Leonard arrived at Ford Drum in July 2010. She deployed to Bosnia in 1999, to Iraq in 2005 and to Afghanistan in 2011. She again deployed with her unit to Afghanistan in January 2013.

She is survived by five siblings.