FILE - This undated, file photo provided on April 9, 2019, by the Fire Department of New York shows firefighter Christopher Slutman. The 15-year member of the Fire Department was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday, April 8. (Fire Department of New York via AP, File)

Soldier killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

April 09, 2019 - 9:35 am

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor and fire commissioner say a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was honored in 2014 for making a heroic rescue while serving with the Fire Department of New York.

Christopher Slutman was a 15-year FDNY member who was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb Monday.

He leaves his wife, Shannon, and three young daughters.

New York City officials say Slutman was the fourth FDNY member to die while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2003.

Slutman also is being remembered in Maryland, where he had served with the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department.

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