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North Country Guardsman Injured In Iraq

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A National Guard soldier from Fort Edward was seriously injured over the weekend in Iraq. Private first class Chad Byrne, age 22, was wounded when a suicide bomber attacked an Army checkpoint near Samarra on Sunday. Seven American soldiers were injured in the strike. Brian Mann spoke with Chad Byrne's mother, Gail.

Note: Byrne is the second National Guard soldier from the region injured in less than a month. On August 20th, 23-year-old Ken Comstock, from Queensbury, suffered serious head injuries after a roadside bomb struck his humvee. Comstock is currently being treated at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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