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Florida Funeral Planned for US Officer Killed in Kabul
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The family of a U.S. military officer shot to death in Afghanistan says a funeral will be held for him in the Florida Panhandle, where his wife and children live.
Air Force Lt. Col. John Darin Loftis was one of two high-ranking military officials killed Saturday in an attack at the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul.
Loftis, 44, was assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron.
Holly B. Loftis of Navarre says her husband was a devoted father of two daughters and a great American.
Loftis' family tells the Northwest Florida Daily News that they're planning to hold a funeral in Fort Walton Beach.
Loftis was originally from Paducah, Ky. Before deploying last March, he was assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Training Center at Hurlburt Field.
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