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Former Utah Resident Killed in Action in Iraq

Former Utah Resident Killed in Action in Iraq

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FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) -- A Fort Richardson soldier killed last weekend in Iraq was a 23-year-old Nebraska native, Army officials said Tuesday.

Spc. Adam G. Herold died from wounds suffered Sunday when a bomb on a vehicle detonated near his position at a checkpoint near Karbala, U.S. Army Alaska spokesman Capt. Richard Hyde said.

No other Ft. Richardson paratroopers were injured in the incident.

The Omaha, Neb., native attended Roncalli High School and was in the Job Corps in Clearfield, Utah, learning a construction trade, before enlisting in the Army in February 2005.

Herold, who was single, was moved to the Anchorage fort in December 2005.

Herold was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

The 3,500-member combat team deployed last fall; since then, 44 paratroopers from the unit have been killed.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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