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Name: Army Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize

Age: 35

From: Hancock, MN

Assigned to the 367th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, St. Cloud, Minn.

Incident: Army Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize died April 4 in Baghdad of wounds sustained in a noncombat-related incident.

Died: April 04, 2010

Dad: Reservist loved civilian job, his 4 children

By Steve Karnowski

The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — A 35-year-old soldier from St. Cloud who had four children died in Iraq a month after returning for his second tour of duty there, his father said.

Army Reserve Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize, 35, died April 4 in Baghdad of a noncombat-related injury, said his father, Lyle Kruize, of Hancock — the western Minnesota town where Kurt Kruize grew up.

Lyle Kruize said the Army hasn’t provided his family with further details about how his son died, but said that it is still investigating.

Kurt Kruize’s body arrived April 6 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. His wife, Billie Kruize, was flying back from Dover on April 7, his father said.

Funeral arrangements have not been set. Lyle Kruize said the Defense Department would fly his son’s body to St. Cloud once they are.

“I know one thing, he’s getting a full military...


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