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Fort Bragg Soldier Killed in Baghdad

Posted July 20, 2007 5:48 p.m. EDT
Updated July 20, 2007 7:00 p.m. EDT

— A Fort Bragg soldier was killed in Baghdad on Thursday by an IED attack, according to U.S. Army officials.

Sgt. Ronald A. Coffelt, 36 – with the 118th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade – died while conducting a patrol during combat operations, the Army said in announcing his death.

“Sergeant Coffelt was a dedicated soldier, father and husband,” Sgt. Jennifer Cendrowski-Darby, a fellow soldier,was quoted as saying. “It was a pleasure to work with him. He was the type of person you never forget.”

Members of Coffelt's unit will hold a memorial ceremony at 4 p.m., July 24, at the Main Post Chapel, the XVIII Airborne Corps said in a statement from Fort Bragg.

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