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Army Staff Sgt. Todd E. Nunes
Died May 2, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
29, of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; killed May 2 when his convoy encountered an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire in Kirkuk, Iraq.
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Artist, ‘super-nice kid’ killed in Iraq
Staff Sgt. Todd E. Nunes was a member of the high-school wrestling team, a good student and a talented artist. “He could draw anything he saw,” said Shelah Crick, a family friend. “I had always told him one of these days he was going to work for Hallmark because he was such a good artist.”
Nunes, 29, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., was killed May 2 in Kirkuk, Iraq, by an improvised bomb and small-arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield.
His mother, Barbara Nunes, said she had visited her son and his family in Honolulu last year and that he had been eager to join his brother who was already serving in Iraq.
“He wanted to be in Iraq,” she said. Chapel Hill Police Chief Jackie King, a member of the National Guard for 35 years who served in Operation Desert Storm, called Nunes a “super-nice kid.” Survivors include his wife, Christie, a 19-month-old son, Alex, and a 7-year-old daughter, Larissa.
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Schofield soldier killed in Iraq
HONOLULU — A fourth Hawaii-based soldier killed in the Middle East over the weekend was identified Tuesday.
Staff Sgt. Todd Nunes, 29, of Chapel Hills, Tenn., was killed Sunday in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk when his convoy encountered an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, the Department of Defense said.
Ten other soldiers were wounded in the attack, the military said.
Nunes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks.
On May 3, the Pentagon confirmed the deaths of two other Schofield soldiers in Iraq and a third based in Afghanistan.