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Army Spc. Ethan J. Biggers

Died February 24, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


22, of Beavercreek, Ohio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 24 in Indianapolis, Ind., of wounds sustained while on combat patrol in Baghdad on March 5, 2006.

Ohio soldier dies after a year in a coma

The Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio — A soldier in a coma since he was shot in the head by a sniper a year ago in Iraq died Feb. 24, his family said.

Army Spc. Ethan Biggers, 22, of suburban Beavercreek, died at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, said his sister, Liza.

Biggers was shot during a mission southwest of Baghdad on March 5, 2006. He was a radio operator with B Company, 1-502, 101st Airborne Division, out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Biggers’ wife, Britni, gave birth to the couple’s son in June.

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