01 Sgt. Thomas E. Vandling Jr. 26 01 January 2007 303rd Psychological Operations Co., a subordinate unit of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), MND-Baghdad IED detonated near patrol, southwest of the Iraqi capital Jan. 1. The combined patrol was moving through a village south of Baghdad talking to residents about the sectarian violence in the area. As the patrol conducted their mission, a roadside bomb exploded near one of their vehicles.
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