Philadelphia Soldier Killed in Action

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A Mississippi Army National Guard soldier from Philadelphia was among those killed in Iraq over the weekend.

Sgt. Joshua Ladd died Saturday in Mosul, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle.

Ladd attended high school at Neshoba Central. He was a member of the 367th Maintenance Company, which was called up for active duty in September 2003.

The 21-year-old was an avenger system repairman and had volunteered for service with the 367th soon after it was mobilized last year.