As it is, we might still be at war in 2025. Our troops have been fighting and dying in Afghanistan since 2002. The first Marylander, Staff Sgt. Walter "Trey" Cohee, 26, a Marine from Mardela Springs, was killed on January 20, 2002. The most recent was Army Sgt. Eric Houck of Baltimore who died on June 10, 2017 in Afghanistan.