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Walla Walla Soldier Killed

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. - A soldier from Walla Walla was killed in an attack in Afghanistan Wednesday.

Family members tell us 25-year-old First Lieutenant Mathew Fazzari was killed by enemy fire while flying a Kiowa helicopter.  Fazzari left last month for his first tour of duty.  He had just graduated flight school in April at Fort Rucker in Alabama at the top of his class.

He was a 2005 graduate of Desales High School in Walla Walla and graduated from Gonzaga University in 2010.  Fazzari leaves behind his wife, Tovah, and two young sons.