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Final U.S. Soldier Missing in Iraq Found Dead

Final U.S. Soldier Missing in Iraq Found Dead

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LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) -- Army Sgt. Edward John Anguiano, the last U.S. soldier missing in Iraq, has been found dead, family members said Monday.

Anguiano, 24, disappeared after his convoy was attacked March 23 near Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. Anguiano's grandfather and an aunt said military officials notified the family late Sunday.

Anguiano was in the 3rd Infantry Combat Support Battalion out of Fort Stewart, Ga. He was traveling with the 507th Maintenance Company, a unit from Fort Bliss in El Paso, when it was ambushed. Nine soldiers were killed and six, all with the 507th, were taken prisoner.

One prisoner, Pfc. Jessica Lynch, was rescued April 1. Five other soldiers were released April 13 and returned to the United States on April 19.

Seven of the dead soldiers found during Lynch's rescue were members of the 507th. An eighth was a soldier from a forward support group of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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