3rd HBCT Killed In Iraq

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An Army private based at Fort Carson has been killed in Iraq by an explosive device that blew up near his patrol.

The Defense Department identified the soldier as 19-year-old Nicholas A. Madaras of Wilton, Connecticut.

He was killed Sunday in Bagubah.

Madaras was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

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