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Ill. Army Reserve center dedicated to N.C. soldier

Posted June 27, 2009

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— The Army Reserve dedicated a new center in Bloomington, Ill., Saturday to a North Carolina soldier and an Illinois soldier killed in Iraq.

The center was dedicated to Sgt. Elmer C. Krause, 40, of Greensboro, and Pfc. Gregory R. Goodrich, 37, of Bartonville, N.C. Both soldiers were attached to the Army Reserve's 724th Transportation Company in Bartonville.

On April 9, 2004, their convoy came under attack from rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. Krause and Goodrich were killed, and Thomas Hammil, a contractor from Fayetteville, was captured, but later escaped. An Ohio soldier, Pfc. Keith Maupin, went missing in the attack, and his remains weren't identified until March 2008.

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