9 Apr 2004

CNMI soldier killed in Iraq

1:05 pm on 9 April 2004

The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas has suffered its first casualty in the war in Iraq.

31-year old Eddie Chen from Saipan was killed in Iraq on April the 4th when his unit was hit by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

Army Public Information officer, John Guerrero, says Chen was one of eight soldiers killed during an attack in Baghdad.