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Rollover kills Lewis-McChord soldier

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was killed Thursday when his vehicle rolled over in Afghanistan.

Spc. Anthony A. Paci, 30, was serving with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment in Gereshk in the southern province of Helmand, the Pentagon announced Saturday. Two other soldiers were injured in the incident.

Paci is the 22nd soldier – and the first since November – from his battalion to die since it deployed as part of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in July. Thirty-four soldiers from the brigade have been killed.

The Rockville, Md., native enlisted on October 20, 2004, and trained as an indirect

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What’s up with the Towery investigation?

Remember the tale of John J. Towery? He’s the Fort Lewis criminal intelligence specialist accused of infiltrating and spying on a local antiwar group, possibly violating of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.

Fort Lewis officials began an investigation of Towery when the news broke. But seven months later, it still hasn’t been completed.

(No word if he is still collecting his $67,973 salary by working for the base’s force protection office making reports like these.)

One of our op-ed writers, Kim Bradford, e-mailed base spokesman Joseph Piek about it. Here’s his response: “We are

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Parents of fallen soldier release statement

The parents of Sgt. Adam Ray, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Feb. 9, released a statement through the base’s public affairs shop.

Here’s the statement from Jim and Donna Ray:

“On Tuesday February 9, 2010 we received news that our son, Sgt Adam James Ray had been killed while serving in Afghanistan. Information on exactly what happened is not known to us at this time. The Army is doing an investigation. We have been told that Adam was clearing a culvert so that his Unit could pass safely when they were hit by an

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