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      Roanoke Co. Native Killed in Afghanistan Protest

      T.J. Conrad

      Roanoke Co., VA - A Roanoke County native was one of two U.S. troops shot and killed during a protest over the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan.

      Corporal T.J. Conrad, 22, was killed Thursday. Conrad's father Tim says that a man wearing Afghan military or police fatigues ambushed his son.

      T.J. Conrad leaves behind a wife and 7-month-old son. His family says they went to Dover Air Force Base to receive the body after a ceremony Friday.

      Tim Conrad says his son had been in the Army for about four years. He was set to be promoted to sergeant on March 1.

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