Soldier from Hamilton County killed in Iraq

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A soldier listed by the Defense Department as being from Hamilton County was among six soldiers killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Iraq.

Twenty-year-old P-F-C Travis Haslip of Ooltewah was killed Saturday with five other members of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

A spokeswoman at Fort Hood said today that Haslip was deployed to Iraq in October after joining the military in December 2006 as an infantryman.

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