Tuesday, June 17, 2003

OH NO. Given the location - northern Baghdad - this almost certainly is a 1st Brigade soldier, or one attached to the 1st Brigade.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. soldier on patrol in northern Baghdad was killed by a single shot from a sniper, the military said Tuesday.

The gunman escaped from the area as the soldier collapsed on the ground. He was evacuated to a first aid station but died shortly afterward, said Maj. Sean Gibson, a U.S. military spokesman.

The identity of the soldier, from the 1st Armored Division, was withheld pending notification of relatives...

...Gibson said the soldier was shot in the chest late Monday, even though he was protected by body armor. The others on the patrol did not see the gunman, and it was not clear if the soldiers returned fire, Gibson said.

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