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Army Sgt. Francis J. Straub Jr.
Died August 9, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
24, of Philadelphia; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Philadelphia; killed Aug. 9 when a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small-arms fire as he was investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident in Bayji, Iraq. Also killed were Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample, Spc. John Kulick and Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr.