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Willmar Soldier Dies

The Pioneer Press reports that Minesota's 50th soldier was killed in Iraq, ten days before he was expected to return to the states. Army Sgt. Joshua Schmidt died on Saturday- the cause of his death is not mentioned in the article.

The Star Tribune reports the cause of his death: a roadside bomb exploded, killing him. Schmidt had just spoken with his parents on the phone on Easter Sunday, one week before his death. He was very excited to come home to see his family and meet his wife in germany.