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War Casualty: Cataldo Soldier Killed in Iraq

A 23-year-old Cataldo man was killed Saturday in Iraq by a roadside bomb. Pfc. Charles B. Hester died in Baghdad after being wounded when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device. Hester was in Baghdad with Fort Lewis's 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Read more

Related: Fort Lewis, which this month has suffered its worst losses of the war, will no longer conduct individual memorial ceremonies for soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full story

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.