The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Eric A. Lill, 28, of Chicago, died July 6 in Rustamiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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