Last Iraq War Death Was 23-Year-Old NC Soldier

By: AP
By: AP

The U.S. military's departure from Iraqi soil has left the city of Greensboro, N.C. with a sad distinction: It was home to the last U.S. soldier to die fighting in that war.

David Emanuel Hickman was killed on Nov. 14 in Baghdad, when a homemade bomb exploded during a patrol by his unit. The 23-year-old soldier was buried last month after a large ceremony packed with family and friends.

The final U.S. death toll from nearly nine years of war is 4,487 killed. More than 32,000 were wounded during the war, which began in 2003 and toppled the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.

Logan Trainum, a friend of Hickman's, spoke with the soldier a week before he died, and says Hickman was looking forward to coming home.

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  • by Dan Location: CS on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:50 AM
    Uh- this report is not thought out. I am sure that there are still a number of wounded troops from Iraq that may still succumb to wounds recieved there, so we are far from "the last casualty..." of that conflict. Is there nothing else to do some real reporting on other than following whatever dribble the network puts out?
  • by Mayor Ryan on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:23 PM
    KKTV has been censoring all of my comments if I mention a candidate with initials RP.
  • by ER on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    This trivial fact is meaningless. Iraq, Aghanistan, Pakistan, it's all the same war. The war that our leaders have alread told us will never end.
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