Francis L. Toner IV, 26
The Afghan insurgent who shot him made a big mistake because he would have done more good for the people in the village and that community than probably all the soldiers combined on that base. He had already had huge shipments of sneakers sent over.
— Linda Moosekian, Aunt
Toner was shot to death by an Afghan national soldier under circumstance that are under investigation. Although the military gave his hometown as Narragansett, R. I., Toner had deep ties to California. He loved sports and was a running back for the Westlake Highs' championship football team. His former coach, James Benkert, remembered him as a star athlete, “very popular, always smiling and really the best our society has to offer.”