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Cry Me A Riverbend II

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

US Soldier killed in Ambush

The convoy, including a Bradley armored vehicle and two Humvees, was ambushed on its way to meet with a mayor and community leaders near Baghdad.

"Raymond's gun was the only one that was still working. He fought them to a bitter end," Henry White said.

The commander said White helped the convoy escape before being fatally wounded. His was the convoy's only death; two soldiers were wounded, as was an Iraqi interpreter, according to the Department of Defense.

"He always put others first," Henry White said.
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Raymond White was last home on furlough in August. Henry White said his son talked then with pride about rebuilding Iraq.


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