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Mon., June 6, 2005, 4:41 p.m.

Caldwell woman latest Guard casualty

Specialist Carrie L. French, 19, of Caldwell, Idaho, died yesterday in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit her convoy vehicle. French was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 145th Support Battalion, based in Boise.

The young soldier is survived by her parents, Paula Hylinsky and Rick French, who issued this statement: “Carrie was a fun-loving young woman with a warm heart and a desire to serve. She was loved by everyone who knew her, and she will be dearly missed.”

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