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Pentagon comments on Leavenworth soldier’s death

October 20, 2006

The Pentagon has released information about the Leavenworth soldier who was killed earlier this week in Iraq.

In a news release issued Friday afternoon, the Department of Defense said Cpl. David M. Unger, 21, died Wednesday from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad. Unger was one of four soldiers killed in the incident.

The others killed were: 2nd Lt. Christopher E. Loudon, 23, of Brockport, Pa.; Cpl. Russell G. Culbertson III, 22, of Amity, Pa.; and Spc. Joseph C. Dumas Jr., 25, of New Orleans.

The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Services for Unger are pending and will be announced by Beldon-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.

For more on this story, pick up The Current on Oct. 26


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