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Bomb Kills Puerto Rican Soldier in Iraq

HeadlineJul 16, 2003

Another U.S. soldier was killed in Iraq at nine a.m. local time today when a bomb exploded near a convoy of U.S. troops west of Baghdad.

Specialist Jose Colon said the dead soldier was blown out of the vehicle by the blast.

The convoy was made up of reservists from a unit based in Puerto Rico that had recently arrived in Iraq.

Specialist Carlos McKenzie said “We need more protection. We’ve seen enough. We’ve stayed in Iraq long enough.”

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