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  •   Two U.S. Peacekeepers Killed in Kosovo

    Associated Press
    Tuesday, July 20, 1999; 10:11 a.m. EDT

    PRISTINA, Yugoslavia, July 19—U.S. peacekeepers suffered their first fatalities in Kosovo Sunday when two soldiers were killed as an armored personnel carrier they were riding in lost a track and overturned, Army officials said today.

    The soldiers were identified as Spec. Sherwood B. Brim, 30, of Dallas, and Sgt. William W. Wright, 27, of Clear Lake, Calif. Three other peacekeepers were slightly injured.

    An Army spokesman said the accident occurred while the peacekeepers were on patrol near Domorovce, 10 miles northeast of Gnjilane, the Kosovo town in which U.S. forces are based. After a prayer service at the airport in Skopje, Macedonia, the bodies were flown to Ramstein, Germany, en route to the United States.

    A U.S. soldier involved in the peacekeeping effort died July 4 in a traffic accident in neighboring Macedonia, and two army fliers died in a helicopter crash in Albania while training for the NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia.

    © 1999 The Associated Press

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