The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that a US Air Force Academy professor was killed in Afghanistan this week.
Maj. Phil Ambard, a foreign-language professor at the academy, was killed in Kabul, according to his daughter, Air Force 1st Lt. Emily Short.
Some people may not realize that a wide variety of people deploy to the combat zones from non-traditional fields. The Academy likely has several instructors downrange.
Major Ambard reportedly had more than two decades of service in the Air Force. Remember his family in your prayers.