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Local Soldier Recovering From Injuries

Item: Local soldier recovering: Memorial services for Spc. Nathan R. Beyers, Spc. Nicholas W. Newby are pending/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: A local soldier injured in Iraq last week is recovering and was headed back to the United States on Tuesday, according to the Idaho National Guard. Staff Sgt. Jason Rzepa of the 145th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Cavalry Heavy Brigade Combat Team based in Post Falls suffered serious injuries to both legs during a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad on Thursday. “I'm told that he's in good spirits and handling this situation very well,” said Col. Tim Marsano, the Guard's spokesman.

Also: Cards or notes of condolences can be mailed to the families of each c/o Idaho Army National Guard, E. 5453 Seltice Way, Post Falls, Idaho 83854.

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