Texas Department's First Female Firefighter Dies in Afghanistan

Updated: 09-14-2006 11:47:39 AM

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Bryan, Texas-- Bryan's first female firefighter became the oldest female soldier killed in action since the War on Terror began.

Sergeant First Class Meredith Howard, 52, died when a car bomber slammed into her humvee near Kabul, Afghanistan last Friday. Howard graduated from Texas A&M in 1978, and joined the Bryan Fire Department the same year.

She was a Civil Affairs Sergeant assigned to the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade out of Portland, Oregon.

Republished with permission of KCENTV