Northwest Florida Man Dies in Combat

A Panhandle soldier has been killed in Iraq.

Army Sgt. Javier J. Garcia of Crawfordville in Wakulla County died Tuesday in Baghdad when an explosive detonated near his patrol.

His division was in Iraq for its second tour of duty since the March 2003 invasion.

Garcia was the 18th member of the division to die since then.

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