Army ranger from NJ killed in Aghanistan

August 9, 2011 8:15:44 PM PDT
A family in New Jersey is grieving over the death of a loved one who killed in the war in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Alessandro Plutino of Pitman was killed Monday during a firefight in Paktiya Province.

28-year-old Plutino was an army ranger on his third deployment in Afghanistan.

He also served three deployments in Iraq.

His commanders say he selflessly dedicated his life to protecting our nation.