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40770 COL Theodore Scott Westhusing USA
November 17, 1960 - June 05, 2005


Personal Eulogy

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Col. Theodore S. Westhusing, 44, of Dallas, Texas, died June 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Westhusing was serving with the Multi-national Security Transition Command-Iraq and was assigned to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. as a professor

He is the highest-ranking officer to die in the Iraq war

Westhusing held advanced degrees in Russian, philosophy and military strategy. They said he had deployed to Iraq late last year. He was due to return to West Point this summer.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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