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Soldier Who Fought for Adopted Land Dies in Iraq

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Soldier Who Fought for Adopted Land Dies in Iraq

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Soldier Who Fought for Adopted Land Dies in Iraq

Soldier Who Fought for Adopted Land Dies in Iraq

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Lee Christian Wilson, a Canadian citizen, was killed when a roadside bomb exploded on a road in Mosul, Iraq, on Sept. 6, 2007. The military is working to grant Wilson U.S. citizenship posthumously. Courtesy Wilson Family hide caption

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Lee Christian Wilson, a Canadian citizen, was killed when a roadside bomb exploded on a road in Mosul, Iraq, on Sept. 6, 2007. The military is working to grant Wilson U.S. citizenship posthumously.

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Lee Christian Wilson died in northern Iraq after a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle. Wilson's home was in Chapel Hill, N.C. But he was a Canadian citizen who joined the U.S. Army in 2001 to fight for his adopted country.

Lorne Matalon reports for North Carolina Public Radio