UF Grad Killed in Afghanistan
The reality of war in Afghanistan has hit home again. Another soldier with ties to North Central Florida has been killed.
23-year-old Mike McGahan graduated from the University of Florida in 2008.
During his time at UF, Mcgahan joined 18 students on a summer study-abroad trip to Cambridge, London.
The director of the program, Jon Sensbach, a history professor at UF, says McGahan's passion for his country ran deep.
"He knew a very clear vision about what he wanted to achieve in life, a notion of a higher calling of service, service to his country, of wanting to make a difference, and he died doing that," said Sensbach.
According to military officials, 10 NATO service members, including McGahan and six other Americans, were killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan on Sunday.
McGahan was married in November to high school sweetheart and fellow-UF graduate, Miranda Tsukamoto.
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