Another Area Soldier Dies in Iraq

A Ft. Walton Beach Couple is mourning the loss of their son who has been killed in Iraq.

Twenty-five-year-old 2nd Lt. Clifford Gadsden was assigned with the U.S. Army’s 603rd Transportation Company out of Ft. Polk, La.

He was killed in a truck explosion.

The soldier’s family says they were told their son was traveling in a convoy between Baghdad and Kuwait Friday when terrorists using explosives detonated a white pickup truck which was parked nearby.

Local funeral services will be announced later.