Local Soldier Dies In Iraq

The Department of Defense website is reporting that a Tri-State soldier has died in Iraq.

Twenty one-year-old Adam R. Shepherd succumbed to an illness January 17.  It is not clear as to what type of illness he died from.  According to the Department of Defense, the illness was not combat related.

The Somerville, Ohio native was assigned to the 2nd Batallion, 502nd Army Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.  Sheppard was stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky home of the 101st Airborne Division.

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Report by: Cliff Jenkins