Colorado Soldier Dies from Combat Wounds in Iraq

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Denver (AP) A 20-year-old soldier from Parlin in southwest Colorado has died of wounds he suffered from enemy fire in Iraq.

The Defense Department said specialist Alun R. Howells died Monday in Baghdad.

He was assigned to the First Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, Second Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Parlin is 12 miles east of Gunnison.