EGLIN AFB — An Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Green Beret killed three years ago in Afghanistan will be honored in his hometown of Bristol, Rhode Island, on Sunday when the local post office is named for him.
First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna died in an Aug. 7, 2015, attack on Camp Integrity, a Special Forces base in Kabul. He was 35 years old.
McKenna died when four Taliban insurgents blew up a truck bomb and breached the entrance to Camp Integrity in a suicide attack, killing eight foreign security contractors. McKenna was killed by small-arms fire, according to military reports. He was posthumously awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart.
Legislation authorizing the name change for the Bristol Post Office was approved by Congress earlier this year and signed into law by President Donald Trump.