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Soldier from Springfield, Mo. dies in bombing in Iraq

By AP/KWMU

Springfield, Mo. – The Pentagon says a soldier from Springfield, Mo. died of injuries suffered in a roadside bomb in Iraq on Sunday.

Army Sergeant First Class Randall Lamberson, 36, lived with his wife and two kids in Kentucky, where he was based at Fort Campbell. Lamberson's father, Lloyd, still lives in southwest Missouri.

Lamberson died Monday, a day after an improvised explosive device went off near his Humvee in Ramadi. A soldier from Georgia who was also in the Humvee died Sunday.

Lamberson joined the Army in 1989 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2001.

Fort Campbell released a statement from Lamberson's wife, Dana Lamberson, saying her husband "believed in what he was doing."

Frank Morris reported for NPRs Morning Edition about another soldier from Missouri who died recently in Iraq. Mike Hartwick was killed when he was shot down in his helicopter in Iraq, near Baghdad.

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