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Army Sgt. David K. Cooper

Died August 27, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

25, of Williamsburg, Ky.; assigned to Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 27 in Baghdad of wounds sustained in Qadasiyah, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol came under small arms fire.

Soldier from Williamsburg is killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Kentucky soldier has been killed in Iraq, the Pentagon said.

Sgt. David K. Cooper, 25, of Williamsburg, died Wednesday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his patrol came under small-arms fire, according to a statement from the military.

Cooper was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on the day of Cooper’s funeral.

Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg is handling arrangements, including a yet-to-be-scheduled memorial service sometime next week.

Jerry Croley, owner of the funeral home, said Cooper’s body was being flown back from Iraq last night.

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