Hawaii Soldier Dies In Iraq

Sgt. Richard V. Correa
Sgt. Richard V. Correa

(KHNL) - A local U.S. Army soldier died Tuesday while fighting in Iraq.

Sergeant Richard Correa is from Oahu. He and another solider died after an improvised explosive device or an IED went off near him.

Correa grew up in Honolulu and enjoyed surfing. In a bit of foreshadowing, he wrote on his Myspace page, " I got extended. I ain't ever coming home."

He was 25 years old.