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Sgt. James M. Wosika Jr.

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Sgt. James M. Wosika  Jr. Obituary
A Minnesota National Guard soldier from St. Paul has been killed in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced today.

Sgt. James M. Wosika Jr., 24, of St. Paul was killed by a roadside bomb Tuesday while on foot patrol in Fallujah.

He was with the Crookston-based Company B, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry. No other Minnesota National Guard soldiers were injured in the explosion.

"The loss of Sgt. Wosika is a tragedy," said Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, the adjutant general of Minnesota. "He was proudly serving his state and nation."

Wosika is the 43rd Minnesotan military member killed in Iraq since 2003.
Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 10, 2007
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