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Soldier from Oregon Killed in IraqSalem-News.com
Mike Vaughan is the third soldier from Oregon's coastal Lincoln County, to die in the fighting in Iraq over the past six weeks.
(OTIS, Ore. ) - A soldier from the small Oregon coastal city of Otis was one of nine American who were killed when a suicide bomber struck a patrol base north of Baghdad Monday.
20-year-old Mike Vaughan was a member of the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Monday’s attack was the deadliest attack on the 82nd Airborne since 1969.
Twenty other soldiers were injured in Monday’s attack in the small town of Sadah, U.S. officials said.
Vaughan’s family says he wanted to join the Army to follow in his father's footsteps. Vaughan's father served in Desert Storm.
According to the AP, Vaughan is the third Lincoln County soldier to die in Iraq in the past six weeks. Lance Cpl. Nathanial Windsor, 20, of Newport died March 11th and Sgt. Nicholas Lightner, 29, of Toledo died March 21st.
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