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THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ

U.S. kills errant contractor

February 12, 2007|From the Associated Press

DETROIT — U.S. forces in Iraq shot and killed a civilian contract truck driver from Michigan who had strayed from his convoy, a lawyer for the man's family confirmed Sunday.

Donald Tolfree, 52, of St. Charles, was a driver for KBR, a contracting subsidiary of Halliburton Co. He deployed to Iraq on Jan. 5 and was killed Feb. 5 near Camp Anaconda, an air base north of Baghdad.

Tolfree drove through a U.S. military checkpoint before realizing he was in the wrong convoy, said attorney Patrick Greenfelder, who represents Tolfree's daughter. Tolfree turned around and was approaching the checkpoint again when he was fatally shot, Greenfelder said.

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