Air Force Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II

Died May 26, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

39, of Houston; assigned to the Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; died May 26 in Parwan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Senior Airman Ashton L.M. Goodman.

Roadside bomb kills PRT commander, airman