Alabama soldier dies in Iraq

The Pentagon says a 23-year-old soldier from Pinson, Ala., has been killed in Iraq.

The Army says Pfc. William Zachary VanOsdol, died Wednesday at Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy rocket fire struck his quarters.

VanOsdol was a 2005 graduate of Pinson Valley High School and was assigned to the Army's 172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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