Maryland soldier dies of wounds sustained in Iraq

July 23, 2006|By PHILLIP MCGOWAN

A 22-year-old Army soldier from Southern Maryland died Friday in a U.S. military hospital in Germany - five days after being injured in the explosion of an improvised bomb in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced yesterday.

Cpl. Matthew P. Wallace of Lexington Park was injured during combat operations in a Bradley fighting vehicle July 16 in Baghdad, according to the news release. He was transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Wallace was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

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