Security in Baghdad

U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Elcort from, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, talks to a crippled Iraqi boy on Nov. 20, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq.

Photographer: Cpl. Jeffrey Sandstrum, Joint Combat Camera Center

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2nd Lt. Peter H. Burks

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

2nd Lt. Peter H. Burks, 26, of Dallas, Texas, died Nov. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

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