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Many with Harford ties have died in the War on Terror

Many with Harford ties have died in the War on Terror

The death of Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, an Edgewood resident and 1998 Joppatowne High School graduate, was the first since 2014 among people with Harford County ties who have served in the War on Terror or worked with the military or have been killed as a result of terrorist acts.

Sgt, De Alencar, 37, was a member of the Army's Special Forces and died "of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations," according to a statement by the Department of Defense.

Staff Sgt. De Alencar was a member of the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) assigned to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida,...

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