The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Paul M. Heltzel, 39, of Baton Rouge, La., died Mar. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting a mounted patrol when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated. Heltzel was assigned to the Army National Guards 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Eunice, La.
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