Fort Knox Soldier Killed In Iraq

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A Fort Knox soldier from Ohio was killed in Iraq this week after a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle, the Army said Thursday.

First Lt. Christopher N. Rutherford, 25, of Newport, Ohio, died July 2 near Balad, Iraq. He was assigned to the Forward Support Group, 19th Engineer Battalion from Fort Knox.

No other details were immediately available.

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Rutherford.

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


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  • by Eric Location: Iraq on Jul 6, 2007 at 12:07 AM
    A great man and a fine officer. He will be truly missed...
  • by LT Jones on Jul 5, 2007 at 07:48 PM
    RIP Chris, we will always remember those days at Ft. Benning and Ft. Lee.
  • by Ruby Location: KY on Jul 5, 2007 at 12:04 PM
    MAY GOD BE WITH THIS FAMILY DURING THERE TERRIBLE LOSS....ANOTHER SOLDIER...ANOTHER HERO...I Have A Son In Iraq Right Now So My Heart Goes Out To The Family GOD BLESS!!!

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