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6/6/07-Longview

"Quiet, Strong Man": East Texas Family Remembers Soldier, Killed In Iraq Firefight

A firefight in Iraq kills an East Texas soldier, and his family is trying to honor his memory.

Sergeant Chad Domino died May 31st when his unit was ambushed in Baghdad by insurgents.

His family says Sergeant Domino was a quiet strong man, who would not quit until his job was done.

Just hours after meeting with Army officials, Ursula Domino still can't believe her brother is gone.

"i was totally devastated that I would receive that kind of news" she says.

Sergeant Domino was on foot patrol with the Army's Striker Brigade at the time of the ambush.

"He hung in there as long as he could, and did what he had to do for our country" Ursula says.

Seeing the last picture that was ever taken of her brother, she remembers the man that he was.

"I was very happy that he enlisted... He was always the type of person that kind of 'Just be happy' but he didn't want you to worry about him" she says.

Domino had already served his Army commitment with one tour in Iraq, but when extended tours were needed, he signed on.

"For him, to re-enlist for an extra 6 months, if he had not had done that, he would be alive today and would probably be here."

Ursula added Domino "may not have won the war, but fought a good battle."

"Don't forget him, because he did what he had to do for our country and fought a good battle for us" she says.

And his family will stay strong through his memory.

Sergeant Chad Domino will be laid to rest Saturday afternoon at 1 at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Longview.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting bhallmark@kltv.com

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