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Army Sgt. Princess C. Samuels

Died August 15, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

22, of Mitchellville, Md.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 15 in Taji, Iraq, when the enemy attacked using indirect fire. Also killed was Spc. Zandra T. Walker.

4th female soldier from Md. killed in Iraq by enemy fire

The Associated Press

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. — A 22-year-old soldier from Mitchellville was killed Aug. 15 by indirect enemy fire, the Department of Defense said.

Sgt. Princess C. Samuels was the fourth Maryland woman killed in the war, according to an Associated Press database of casualty records released by the military.

Samuels was killed in Taji, Iraq, according to a news release from the Defense Department. Zandra T. Walker, 28, of Greenville, S.C., was killed in the same attack.

Samuels was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Family members did not return calls seeking comment Aug. 20.

Early Monday afternoon, Samuels’ page had 42 messages offering love and prayers for her family and friends dating back to August 16. Several of the messages called her “Noodle” and “Lady P.”

One message remembered her as a woman with a beautiful spirit and a strong personality who “always made me see the good side of things [and] laugh at stuff that I didn’t think I could laugh at.”

Samuels graduated from Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale, Md., in 2003, Prince George’s County schools spokesman John White said.

Walker is the fourth South Carolina woman to die in the war in Iraq, according to The Associated Press database.

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