Arcadian killed in Iraq explosion
The U.S. military has identified a 23-year-old Arcadia man as one of four U.S. Army soldiers killed in an explosion Saturday in Iraq.
Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot and three others were engaged in combat operations in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device, or IED, detonated near their Humvee and set it ablaze. The men died from injuries suffered in the explosion.
The other casualties are Spc. Eric D. King of Vancouver, Wash.; Pfc. Jacob H. Allcott of Caldwell, Idaho; and Pvt. Michael E. Bouthot of Fall River, Mass.
The Army soldiers were attached to the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas, military officials said.
The Associated Press reports at least 2,392 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war began in March 2003.
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