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Another local man dies in war on terror

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The Ellis County Press
ENNIS - Spec. Chadrick O. Domino, 23, of Ennis died Thursday, May 31 while serving in Iraq.

Domino was hit by small arms enemy fire during a dismounted patrol in Baghdad.

He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) of Fort Lewis in Washington.

Domino graduated from Ennis High School in 2002 and joined the armed forces later that same year.

He was deployed to Iraq with the Stryker Brigade in June of 205.

On the Stryker Brigade Combat Team's blog, www.strykernews.com, many have left messages for the friends and family of Domino.

One 'Stryker Mom' said, 'My thoughts and prayers are with you in this your greatest time of need.

'No words can ever help the hurt one feels when a son so young has been taken from them.

'Please know that we a grateful for what Chadrick has done for us.

'He is a true American hero. May God bless you.'

According to reports, Domino was scheduled to return home from Iraq in October.

In his five years in the military, Domino received many commendations and awards for his service. Among those are the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

Domino was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant following his tragic death.

Funeral arrangements were pending at the time of publication.

122 United States soldiers died last month, which has been deemed the third deadliest month of fighting since the war began.

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