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Army Sgt. Andrew L. Bossert

Died March 7, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

24, of Fountain City, Wis.; assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea; killed March 7 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his screening area in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed was Pfc. Michael W. Franklin.

Soldier from Fountain City killed in Iraq

Associated Press

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — An Army sergeant from western Wisconsin who wanted to become an architect one day was killed in Iraq, his mother said Tuesday.

Sgt. Andrew Bossert, 24, of Fountain City, was killed Monday after a car exploded near him, Diane Bossert said.

“We don’t really know a whole of lot of the details yet. Basically, all they’ve told us was he was at a checkpoint, a car went through the checkpoint and it blew up,” Diane Bossert said.

Her son was the 35th Wisconsin soldier killed in Iraq since the U.S. military invaded the country almost two years ago.

Bossert enlisted in the Army five years ago after graduating from Fountain City High School, was assigned to an engineering company and was shipped to Iraq last August, his mother said. He had been stationed in South Korea for 2" years before he was assigned to Iraq, she said.

Bossert, who was married two years ago, loved motorcycles and had dreams of becoming an architect after he finished his military career in a year, his mother said.

She said she last talked to her son Saturday when he called home.

“He basically said what he always does. That he was fine. Not very often did he talk about the dangers,” Diane Bossert said. “He was honorable, dedicated to his country and believed in what he was doing.”

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