Love and grief are legacy of latest U.S. combat death

In January, Alexandra McClintock’s husband was killed in Afghanistan, leaving her with their 7-month-old son Declan. ”How the hell is it over?” she says of the continued combat. ”My husband died.” (Bettina Hansen & Lauren Frohne / The Seattle Times)

Alexandra McClintock’s world was shattered on Jan. 5 when two Green Berets came to her Tacoma home. Her husband, Matt, was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. She’d have run out into busy traffic outside, but knew she had to keep going for Declan, their 7 ½-month-old son.

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