A young man from eastern Iowa was among five soldiers killed last Friday in northern Iraq. Twenty-year-old Jason Pautsch joined the Army after graduating from Davenport North High School in 2007.
His body arrived back in the United States Sunday, along with the four other soldiers who were killed when a suicide bomber struck police headquarters near Mosul.
Military officials are calling it the single deadliest attack against U.S. forces in more than a year. Six other people were killed in the bombing while 60 were injured. Corporal Pautsch, who was due to return home in May, is survived by his father David, who lives in Davenport, his mother Teri Johnson of Moline, Illinois and four siblings.