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Posted at 4:32 PM ET, 07/ 4/2010

Fredericksburg soldier dies in Iraq

By Washington Post Editors

A Virginia soldier has died from noncombat injuries suffered in Iraq.

The Department of Defense says 19-year-old Spc. Morganne McBeth of Fredericksburg died July 2 in Al Asad. The agency says she was injured a day earlier.

McBeth was assigned to the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C.

The 82nd Airborne says McBeth was sent to Iraq in August and was due to return home next month. She joined the Army in July 2008.

--The Free Lance Star

By Washington Post Editors  | July 4, 2010; 4:32 PM ET
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