Son of OOIDA member killed in Iraq

| 8/7/2007

The son of OOIDA member Stephen Blackwell of Paris, TN, died in a mortar attack on the base he was stationed at in Iraq.

U.S. Army Spc. Justin Blackwell was killed Sunday, Aug. 5, in a mortar attack at his base in Iraq, his brother, Nathan Blackwell, told the Jackson Sun Monday.

Justin Blackwell, 27, had been in the Army six years, was a member of a military police company, and was stationed at a forward operating base in Baghdad, according to the report in the Sun.

Nathan Blackwell deferred further comment to Army officials. Blackwell’s death has not yet been confirmed by the Department of Defense.