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LA Contractor Killed in Iraq

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:25am

BAGHDAD (AP) - Military officials say a civilian contractor from
Louisiana was shot and killed on a U.S. installation in the Iraqi
city of Tikrit — and an American soldier has been detained.
The contractor was shot yesterday morning while at Camp
Houston-based KBR confirms the man killed was one of its
employees, 27-year-old Lucas Vinson. A statement from the family
e-mailed to The Associated Press says Vinson was from Leesville,
KBR spokeswoman Heather Browne says the Army is leading the
investigation and the company is cooperating.
Maj. Derrick Cheng confirms a soldier had been detained in
connection with the incident. Further details were not immediately
KBR is the primary support contractor in Iraq, providing troops
with services including housing, meals, mail delivery and laundry.