Family of West Tennessee soldier says he's been killed in Iraq

Family of West Tennessee soldier says he's been killed in Iraq

December 5, 2006

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Relatives of a West Tennessee soldier say he's been killed in Iraq.

There's no confirmation from the Pentagon, but relatives of 22 year old Dustin Adkins of Finger told The Jackson Sun newspaper Monday night that his body has been recovered after the soldier was listed as missing.

The Pentagon says the helicopter he was in made an emergency landing Sunday. It was not immediately clear from the Department of Defense whether it was the same incident that killed an Elizabethton Marine.

Adkins is assigned to a special forces group at Fort Campbell.

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