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Ky. soldier in Iraq killed by gunfire

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — The Pentagon says a Kentucky soldier died of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Qadasiyah, Iraq.

The military said 25-year-old Army Sgt. David Keith Cooper, of Williamsburg, died Wednesday in Baghdad. He was assigned to Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

According to an obituary provided by his funeral home, Cooper was a 2001 graduate of Williamsburg High School and was born in Whitley County. Funeral arrangements have not been set.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda Cooper of Corbin, Ky.; his parents, Ronald and Judy Cooper of Williamsburg, and two sisters, Veronica and Vanessa Cooper, of Richmond; his grandparents, Wanda and E.L. Cooper of Jellico, Tenn.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Croley Funeral Home at www.croleyfh.com.

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