Alabama Soldier Killed in Iraq

FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) - The Army says an Alabama soldier based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, died Thursday in Iraq.

24-year-old Specialist Matthew T- Bolar of Montgomery died of wounds received from an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad.

Bolar graduated at the top his class at Canterbury High School in 2002. The infantryman joined the Army in September 2004 and was assigned to Fort Richardson in November 2005.

He was a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

Funeral arrangements are pending. The family said Bolar will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.

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