Ohio Soldier Killed In Iraq

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- The family of an Ohio native says the soldier was killed Saturday in Iraq when an explosive struck his Humvee in Al Anbar province. U-S Army Sergeant Phillip McNeill was deployed to Iraq in September for a second tour of duty after about three years in the military.

The 22-year-old had most recently been stationed in Wainwright, Alaska. The U-S Department of Defense had not yet confirmed the death. McNeill's mother and stepfather live in Clermont County in southwest Ohio. His father lives in Louisville, Kentucky, mother says McNeill insisted that she include enough cookies or other goodies in care packages for everyone in his unit.