Region 8 Soldier, Ambush Featured in 'Soldier of Fortune'

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - A soldier from Mountain Home who is serving in Afghanistan was among those featured in a seven-page story in "Soldier of Fortune" magazine this month.  Army Specialist Preston Stone was in a battle with Taliban insurgents last summer.  The 20-year-old was a gunner on a Humvee that was on a mission in the eastern part of the country when U.S. forces and members of the Afghan National Army were surprised by about 20 insurgents.  The American and Afghan forces repelled the insurgents, killing a Taliban commander.  Nine Afghan soldiers were wounded.  No Americans were hurt.

Stone is a 2005 graduate of Mountain Home High School.

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