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Obit: Army Pfc. John Hart

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Obit: Army Pfc. John Hart

Obit: Army Pfc. John Hart

Obit: Army Pfc. John Hart

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Army Private 1st Class John Hart was killed in action in Iraq a few weeks ago, just after his 20th birthday. A leader of his high school rifle team, Hart had joined the 173rd Airborne despite his parent's objections. Fred Thys of From member station WBUR has a remembrance.

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