Ky Soldier Killed In Iraq

A central Kentucky soldier was killed Tuesday in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle he was riding in.

The Army said 35-year-old Sergeant 1st Class Willam Zapfe from Meade County was killed in Muhammad al Ali, Iraq. Private Joshua Modgling of Las Vegas was also killed in the explosion.

Both solders were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division based out of Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Including Zapfe, 58 servicemembers with hometowns of record in Kentucky have died in the Iraq war. Nearly 200 troops based at Fort Campbell on the Tennessee border also have been killed in the conflict, most of them from the 101st Airborne Division.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Dion Location: Stanford on Jun 23, 2007 at 01:40 AM
    I noticed there were no comments about this service mans death. These folks are doing their duty as americans and should not be forgotten! Think about what your sacrifices have been for your country. William gave the ultimate sacrifice and should at least not go un-noticed.
  • by JEN Location: KY on Jun 22, 2007 at 10:23 PM
    To george bush i would like to know how you sleep with your self at night knowing how many peoples lives that YOU have murdered, all this is pointless and life consuming, and i wish that you would stop and take a look at all the familys faces of the men and women mothers, and fathers, and sisters, brothers, whos lifes you have destroid, and ask your self was it all really worth it i think you are going to have alot of explaining to do when it comes your time to answer for all of your sins!I hope that you really yake time to read this or that someone tells you about my comment, and that you read it , as a human, with a family.


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