Aug 23, 2010
An American soldier was killed in Iraq on Sunday, three days after the last combat brigade left the country ahead of the month-end deadline for the formal end of combat operations.
The death of the soldier in Basra brings to four the number of U.S. deaths in combat so far this month, making August even with April as the deadliest month in Iraq since last fall.
The Pentagon has yet to release the name of the fallen soldier, or to confirm reports of an earlier death, that of a soldier from Kentucky last Thursday.
In the previous two combat deaths this month, Spc. Faith Hinkley, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died of injuries sustained when her unit came under enemy fire in Babil province on August 7; and Spc. Jamal Rhett, 24, of Palmyra, New Jersey, was killed when his patrol was attacked in Baquba, Diyala province on August 15.
One U.S. soldier was killed in combat circumstances in Iraq in July, two in June, two in May, four in April, three in March, one in February and two in January.
This article was posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 3:42 am