Newark Soldier Killed

Newark Soldier Killed

by Kelly Mills on July 23, 2010

A 24-year-old soldier from Newark has been killed in Iraq.

The Department of Defense announced 1st Lt. Michael L. Runyan died Wednesday. They say he was killed when insurgents attacked his convoy vehicle with a bomb in Muqdadiyah.

He was based in Hawaii and assigned to the 52nd Infantry, 2nd Stryker Brigade. The brigade just arrived in Iraq this month.