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Utah Guard Injured by Shrapnel in Iraq

Utah Guard Injured by Shrapnel in Iraq

Posted - Jan. 29, 2004 at 7:54 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah National Guard was wounded in Iraq when he was hit in the leg by shrapnel from a roadside bomb, the Guard said.

Sgt. Jeremy Evans, 27, of Provo was traveling in a convoy Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded, breaking the windshield of his pickup truck and hitting him in the leg, Utah Guard spokeswoman Maj. Lorraine Januzelli said Wednesday.

Evans was treated in a hospital and returned to his unit, the 1457th Engineer Battalion, at the Baghdad Airport but has not been placed back on duty.

Five Utah guard or reserve members have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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