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Another Jamaican soldier dies in Iraq

Another Jamaican soldier dies in Iraq

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JAMAICA – The United States war on terror has claimed another Jamaican.

Army sergeant Gregroy Wright, 28, father of a three-year-old girl, was killed on January 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Muqdadiyah, Iraq.{{more}}

Wright had immigrated to Boston from Jamaica in 1997 when he was 19 years old. By age 21 he had enlisted in the Army National Guard. In 2004, he went on active duty with the army.

The United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services said Wright was posthumously awarded full citizenship before his burial last Friday.

Wright was assigned to the 1st Engineering Battalion, 1st Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division based out of Fort Riley in Kansas.

In June 2005, Sgt. Neil Armstrong Prince, a Jamaican based in Baltimore, was killed in similar fashion in Iraq.