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Taylorsville soldier dies in Iraq
A Taylorsville soldier who served full-time at the Fort Douglas headquarters of the Army Reserve's 96th Regional Readiness Command has died in Iraq. Douglas C. Stone, 49, died of "non-combat" injuries while serving with the 108th Training Division, Army officials said. No further details about his death were immediately available.
Stone, who served previously in the 1991 Gulf War, is survived by his wife, Mary, and two sons, Cameron and Nathan. The soldier last saw his family last month, when he was home for two weeks of leave.
Neighbors say Stone was expecting to return this summer, hopefully in time for his sons' June birthdays.
Stone, whose father was in the Air Force, was born at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. He lived throughout the United States during his childhood and spent much of his Army enlistment in Michigan. He came to Utah in 1999.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, The Salt Lake Tribune has counted 35 individuals who have died in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Stone is the sixth Utahn to die in Iraq this year, according to The Tribune's count.