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Army Sgt. Tracy Renee Birkman

Died January 25, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

41, of New Castle, Va.; assigned to the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Jan. 25 in Owesat, Iraq, from non-combat-related injuries.

2 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Two members of Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division died in separate incidents in Iraq, the military announced Monday.

The Department of Defense said Staff Sgt. Robert J. Wilson, 28, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Saturday after a bomb detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad. He was an infantryman assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Earlier, the military said Sgt. Tracy Renee Birkman, 41, died on Friday from non-combat injuries in Owesat. Birkman was a native of New Castle, Va., and was a light-wheel mechanic assigned to F Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

She entered the Army in August 1988 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2006, the post said.

Birkman is survived by her sons, Bradley Griffith, Joshua Birkman and Ryan Birkman; and her parents, Phyllis and Gerald Griffith, all of New Castle.

Wilson is survived by his father, Willie Wilson of Taylorsville, Ill.; and mother and stepfather, Peggy and Kevin Habian of Boynton Beach.

He entered the Army in January 2002 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2006, the post said.

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