Every September, Metro East Town Honors Hero Killed In Afghanistan A Decade Ago

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TROY, Ill. — Chloe Smith, a little girl with blond hair and a bright smile, stood before 600 runners, bravely singing the national anthem at an annual 5K run that honors her father — Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, who was killed in Afghanistan in January 2010. Chloe was an infant when her father died a hero’s death that no one has forgotten in this town of 10,000, about 20 miles east of St. Louis. She will be 10 in October. When she stumbled over a few words, everyone began singing with her. And Chloe finished strong.

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