Florida Soldier Killed in Iraq

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Military authorities are investigating the death of a Florida Panhandle soldier in Iraq.

Pentagon officials say 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson of Pensacola died Sunday in Tunnis, Iraq. A 26-year-old soldier from Texas was also killed.

According to a statement, both soldiers died of wounds suffered in a "non-hostile incident." No other details were released, except that the incident was under investigation.

The soldiers were based at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-09-16-08 1242EDT

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