Army Staff Sgt. Hector Leija

Died January 24, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

27, of Houston, Texas; assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Jan. 24 in Baghdad of wounds suffered during combat operations.

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Soldiers with Texas ties killed in Iraq