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An Army team on Tuesday carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Kruize was from Hancock. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Hancock native killed in Iraq

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HANCOCK -- A 35-year-old soldier who grew up in Hancock died in Iraq after returning to the country for his second tour of duty, his father has reported.

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Army Reserve Sgt. Kurt Kruize died of noncombat-related injuries on Sunday in Baghdad. His body arrived Tuesday night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

The St. Cloud unit had been deployed to Iraq in January.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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