FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Pentagon has announced that a Kentucky soldier has been killed in Iraq.
A statement says Sgt. David K. Cooper of Williamsburg died
Wednesday in Baghdad from wounds suffered when his patrol came
under small arms fire.
The 25-year-old was stationed out of Fort Hood, Texas.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on the day of Cooper's funeral.
Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg was handling arrangements,
including a yet to be scheduled memorial service sometime next week. Jerry Croley, owner of the funeral home, said Cooper's body was being flown back from Iraq on Friday evening.
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