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Family Says Wisconsin Soldier Killed in Kosovo

The Army is investigating the death of a soldier from eastern Wisconsin.

 Her family said 33-year-old Sergeant Heidi Ruh of rural Kiel was shot and killed last Friday at a base in Kosovo where she was stationed.  Relatives were not told what happened.  The Pentagon had not announced the death as of this morning.  Ruh's father Scott tells WLUK T-V in Green Bay that her daughter was an 11-year Army veteran, and she repaired surgical machines in a medical unit.  Scott Ruh said Heidi began her Kosovo assignment in February.  She spent eight years at Fort Hood Texas, including the 2009 massacre in which another Kiel resident -- Amy Krueger -- was killed.  Ruh and Krueger were a year apart in their class groups at Kiel High School.  Ruh's family plans a public memorial service once her body is returned to Wisconsin.

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