Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Five American Soldiers Killed in Iraq Monday!
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Salem soldier killed in Iraq
The Eagle Tribune Wed Jun 08, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT
SALEM — A Salem soldier has been killed while serving in Iraq.
Pfc. Michael Cook, 27, was one of five soldiers killed Monday when rockets struck a military base. Cook graduated from Salem High School in 2003, and has a wife and two children, who live in Kansas where he was stationed at Fort Riley.
Salem school Superintendent Michael Delahanty called Cook's death a tragic loss, saying he fondly remembered the soldier from when Delahanty was the principal of Salem High School a decade ago.
"There are some kids who stand out and Michael was one of those kids," he said.
Cook has two siblings currently in the Salem school system, he said. Family members could not be reached for comment.
Both Lynch's office and the office of U.S. Sen Jeanne Shaheen, D- N.H., issued statements this morning, extending their condolences to his family."
Kenneth Stepp salutes the five American soldiers killed in Iraq on Monday. Let's bring our heroes (and heroines) home and let them fight the battle against poverty and ignorance and intolerance here. Bring 'em Home!