01 March 2007

Canadian killed in Iraq

Decorated U.S. Army Sergeant John D. Rode was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honours yesterday.

Twenty-four-year-old Sergeant John D. Rode was one of three soldiers killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb in Baqubah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Rode was on his second tour in Iraq when he was killed.

Rode was a Canadian citizen whose family came to North Carolina from Nova Scotia in 1999.
He will be remembered.

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