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Green Beret sergeant from Franklin dies in Iraq

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 17, 2007 11:55 AM

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Staff Sergeant Robert Pirelli of Franklin
(Image courtesy of WCVB/Channel 5)

FRANKLIN

An Army sergeant from Franklin is the latest Massachusetts soldier to die in Iraq.

Franklin veterans agent Bob Fahey said 29-year-old Staff Sergeant Robert Pirelli was killed in combat. Pirelli was serving in the Special Forces as a Green Beret and was due to come home in October. Fahey says Pirelli's family learned the news Wednesday night.

The Department of Defense is not providing further details.

-- AP

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