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LA Times: Nick Francona goes from hell of war to Angels' front office


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Nick Francona, the Angels' coordinator of major league player information, commanded a Marine Corps scout-sniper unit in Afghanistan. He is Terry Francona's son.<br/><br/>TEMPE, Ariz. — The summer in Helmand province, an arid region of southern Afghanistan known to be a Taliban stronghold, was the worst.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/latimes/sports/baseball/mlb/angels/~4/O6hiLcQorBw" height="1" width="1"/>

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He shows a level-head by not elaborating upon mission specifics. You don't go around advertising operating procedure because it very well could affect those who are currently deployed. It also says a lot that the LAT had to do some homework and contact one of his NCO's to gather useful recounts of his service. He isn't there to talk about how tough he is or overplay his war stories.

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