Ward Soldier Killed in Combat in Iraq

WARD, AR - The Department of Defense says an Arkansas soldier has been killed in Iraq.

The Defense Dept. says First Lieutenant Thomas Martin of Ward died Sunday in Al Busayifi, Iraq, after insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

Martin was 27.

Martin was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 50th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based out of Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Martin is the 55th soldier from Arkansas to be killed in the Iraq war.

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