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Flagstaff Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Flagstaff, AZ – A former Flagstaff police officer serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan has been killed in action. Twenty-seven year old Army Sergeant Eric James Lindstrom was a member of the 10th Mountain Division. Hist father told the Arizona Daily Sun that his son was killed by gunfire. Eric Lindstrom joined the Army at 17 after graduation from Flagstaff High School in 1999. After one tour of duty in Iraq, Lindstrom returned to Flagstaff where he served for four years as a police officer. He then returned to the Army and was eventually deployed to Afghanistan.