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Iraq Helicopter Crash Claims Mother Lode Army Sergeant

Washington, D.C. — The Blackhawk helicopter crash in Iraq this week has claimed the life of a Mother Lode soldier.

Initial reports indicated that enemy fire was not the cause of that crash near Kirkuk that killed all 14 on board; a crew of four from Ft. Lewis, Washington outside of Tacoma and 10 Army personnel.

According to the Modesto Bee one of the deceased was 30 year old Sgt. Matthew L. Tallman of Groveland.

Written by Bill Johnson