The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize, 35, of Hancock, Minn., died April 4 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 367th Engineer Battalion, St. Cloud, Minn.
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