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Kurt E. Kruize

Hancock soldier killed in Iraq

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HANCOCK, Minn. - A Hancock, Minn., soldier was killed in Iraq in a noncombat-related incident, according to family sources.

Army Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize, a 1993 graduate of Hancock High School, died Sunday, his father Lyle Kruize told the Hancock Record Wednesday morning. Kruize's body arrived Tuesday night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Kruize was married to Billie Kruize of St. Cloud and had four children, according to his father.

Kruize was serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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