Alabama
3:45 pm
Wed April 7, 2004

Alabama Soldier Killed in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – An Alabama soldier is among eight Americans who were killed in a weekend attack in Iraq. Stephen "Dusty" Hiller died in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City on Sunday. The cause of death was not immediately released. Hiller graduated from Opelika High School in the mid-1990s. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He had been in Iraq for about a month. His relatives granted interviews to the newspaper Opelika-Auburn News. It reports Hiller's wife is expecting the couple's first child in August and learned of her husband's death Sunday. Funeral arrangements are pending.