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Army Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken

Died May 26, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


30, of Flint, Mich.; assigned to the 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany; killed in a vehicle accident in Samawah, Iraq, May 26.

Petriken and another soldier were escorting a convoy in a Humvee when a heavy equipment transporter crossed the median and struck their vehicle.


Brett Petriken joined the Army in 1991. He was killed May 26 — a day before his 31st birthday — in a vehicle accident involving his Humvee, which was leading a convoy.

Petriken leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter.

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