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Iraq-Nebraskans Killed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The North Platte family of a Nebraska Army National Gurad soldier killed in Iraq says it now has learned her body has not yet been returned to Nebraska.

The family of 33-year-old Sergeant First Class Linda Tarango-Greiss had said they thought her body was in Omaha awaiting a release for a pending funeral. But they found out the body still is in Maryland.

Staff Sergeant Doug Greiss of Sutton says his wife's family might have mistaken early information.

Tarango-Greiss and 26-year-old Sergeant Jeremy Fischer of Lincoln were killed Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near their convey outside Samarra, Iraq.

While the bodies have not yet been returned to Nebraska, Tarango-Greiss's family are planning a rosary and Mass Friday evening at North Platte's St Patrick's Church.

A funeral will be later next week at Hastings' St. Cecelia Catholic Church.

The family hopes the body will arrive in Omaha early next week.


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