Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nebraska soldier dies in Iraq

The Pentagon announced the death of Pfc. Michael Jarrett last night. The North Platte, Nebraska, soldier was 20 years old and was killed on January 6 in Balad, Iraq. The military said the tragedy was a "non-combat" incident. Jarrett's death is under investigation.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Jarrett was based in Illesheim, Germany, before his deployment to Iraq. His flag-draped casket returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday.

58 U.S. troops with ties to the Cornhusker State have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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