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Willmar soldier killed in Iraq

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WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar National Guardsman was killed Thursday in Iraq by a roadside bomb that exploded near his convoy.

Family members of Kyle Randall Miller, 19, of Willmar were notified of his death Friday morning.

Kyle's mother, Kathy Miller of Bird Island, said her son had been in the first vehicle of a seven-vehicle convoy when a roadside bomb exploded.

"He was behind the driver," she said. "My son was doing communications so I thought he'd be safe."

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