Local Soldier Dies in Iraq

Sgt. Austin D. Pratt
Sgt. Austin D. Pratt

Local Soldier Dies in Iraq
By: Heartland News

The Department of Defense announces the death of a southeast Missouri soldier in Iraq.
Sgt. Austin D. Pratt, 22, of Cadet, Missouri in Washington County died Saturday, December 15th.
Seargent Pratt died from injuries sustained in Baghdad.  According to the DOD, the incident "is currently under investigation."
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division located at Fort Polk, Louisana.