Father: Son Killed In Iraq

Father: Army son killed while guarding polling place in Iraq

A US Army soldier from suburban Cincinnati was killed early yesterday in Iraq. The soldier's father said today that his son, James Miller the fourth, was killed in an explosion while guarding a polling place in Ramadi for Iraq's elections.

The 22-year-old soldier had served almost two years with the Army and had been assigned in Iraq since August. His father, James Miller the third, said the Army came to his West Chester home yesterday morning to inform him of the death.

The Defense Department has not posted information about the death on its Website and declined comment.

The soldier joined the Army after graduating in 2001 from Anderson High School in Anderson Township near Cincinnati. He underwent basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and then was trained as a medic at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.