Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett
From: Teachey, N.C.;
Assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, N.C.;
Incident: Army Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett died April 6 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked with indirect fire.
N.C. Guardsman dies, 14 wounded in Iraq attack
The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina National Guard soldier died in an attack on a military police base in Baghdad, and 14 other soldiers assigned to the unit were injured, the military said Tuesday.
Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett, 34, of Wallace, died Sunday after the mortar or rocket attack, said guard spokesman Maj. Matt Handley. A police officer in Wallace, he was assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company in Rocky Mount. The company mobilized in June and deployed with 120 soldiers to Iraq in September. The unit is scheduled to return home this fall, Handley said.
Handley said the wounded included nine soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard and…