Soldier From Las Vegas Killed in Iraq

A soldier from Las Vegas has been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.

The Defense Department says 32-year-old Army Sergeant Alfred G.
Paredez Junior died Tuesday in Baghdad from wounds he suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Calvalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.

He was at least the 33nd service member from or with ties to Nevada killed in Iraq or Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The military says Paredez's patrol was returning to the base after conducting an escort mission at the time of the attack.

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