A Coeur d'Alene soldier based out of Fort Lewis, Wash., was killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Sgt. Maj. Bradly D. Conner, 41, died near Al-Hillah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device went-off near his vehicle, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Conner was assigned to Fort Lewis's 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group.
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