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(KSL News) -- A third Utah soldier has been killed in Iraq.
27-year-old Army Captain Nathan Dalley died on Monday in Baghdad in what the Defense Department calls "non-hostile gunfire."
Dalley grew up in Sandy. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1994 and later graduated from West Point Military Academy.
He's the first Utahn to die in Iraq since major combat ended last May.
Andrew Austin, Friend: "AT ONE POINT I WAS DISCUSSING WITH A FRIEND THAT TOLE ME THAT NATE WAS DEAD AND I WAS REALLY REALLY UPSET AND THEN I STARTED TO QUESTION WHY ARE WE OVER THERE AND THE WHOLE THING I WAS MENTIONTHING THIS TO MY FRIEND AND HE'S LIKE NATE WANTED TO BE THERE. HE'D RIP YOU UP AND DOWN FOR SAYING THAT KIND OF THING. HE WAS SERVING HIS COUNTRY. HE WAS VERY ADAMENT ABOUT GETTING SADDAM HUSSEIN."
Dalley was assigned to the Second Brigade-First Armored Division based in Baumholder, Germany.