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Army Sgt. Michael R. Hullender

Died April 28, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

29, of Little Falls, N.J.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died April 28 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat patrol operations.

Army medic from N.J. killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska — A paratrooper from New Jersey has been killed in Iraq, an Army spokesman said April 30.

Sgt. Michael R. Hullender, 29, of Little Falls, was killed by a roadside bomb while on foot patrol April 28 in Iskandariyah, Capt. Richard C. Hyde said in a statement.

Hullender was a medic who joined the Army in September 1998 and was assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, in May 2005.

He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

The Army said two other paratroopers were injured in the incident. One was listed as seriously injured and one listed as not seriously injured.

Both were evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq, Hyde said.

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