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IRAQ: U.S. casualty identified

May 18, 2008 |  8:52 pm

Army Sgt. John K. Daggett, 21, of Phoenix, died Thursday in Halifax, Canada, of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle May 1 in Baghdad, the Defense Department has announced. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. At least 4,079 U.S. military personnel have died since the Iraq war began.