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More soldiers killed, one from Fort Stewart
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A soldier based at Fort Stewart, Spc. Forrest J. Waterbury, 25, of Richmond, Texas, died Wednesday in Iraq, near Ramadi, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire, the Department of Defense said late Saturday.
Waterbury was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
Also, a 27-year-old soldier from Hampton and three other soldiers died in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit during combat operations on Thursday, the Department of Defense said Saturday.
Staff Sgt. Blake M. Harris was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas.
Harris died in Baghdad. Also killed in the same explosion were these other members of his unit: Staff Sgt. Terry W. Prater, 25, of Speedwell, Tenn.; Sgt. Emerson N. Brand, 29, of Rigby, Idaho; and Pfc. James L. Arnold, 21, of Mattawan, Mich.
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