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Army Sgt. Peter C. Neesley

Died December 25, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


28, of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Dec. 25 in Baghdad of an undetermined cause in a non-combat environment.

Grosse Pointe Farms soldier killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. — A 28-year-old soldier from suburban Detroit died Christmas day in Iraq, the military said.

Sgt. Peter C. Neesley, of Grosse Pointe Farms, died of an undetermined cause in a non-combat environment in Baghdad, the Defense Department said Dec. 26 in a release.

“He was just a sweet young boy,” longtime neighbor Jane Woodruff told the Detroit Free Press. “The Army was wonderful. ... It put discipline in his life.”

Neesley was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

The military is investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

The Associated Press left a telephone message Dec. 26 with the public affairs office at Fort Stewart.

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