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Charles R. Soltes, Jr.

Charles R. Soltes, Jr.

Died: October 13, 2004

Rank: Major

Unit: 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve

Branch: U.S. Army

Major Charles R. “Rob” Soltes, Jr., was killed on October 13, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq. Soltes was returning from a meeting with Iraqi health officials at a local hospital when a suicide car bomber drove into his vehicle, killing him and another American and wounding five others. Soltes was assigned as a preventive medicine officer to the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion out of Upland, California. He was buried at the Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, California.

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