CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Five New Hampshire National Guard military police officers were wounded during an attack on their base in Baghdad that killed one soldier and wounded 14.

The National Guard says four of the soldiers from the 237th Military Police Co. were treated and are back on duty. A fifth is in the hospital in Iraq and “is doing well,” said Sgt. Michael Daigle, a Guard spokesman in Concord.

A North Carolina National Guard soldier, Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett, 34, of Wallace, N.C., died in the attack Sunday afternoon when mortar shells or rockets hit the MP base at Camp Rustamiyah in southeastern Baghdad.

The hospitalized New Hampshire Guard member was identified as Staff Sgt. Brian Moore of West Topsham, Vt.

The other wounded New Hampshire Guard members are: Sgt. Peter Miner of Salisbury, Sgt. Jessie Jennings of Ashland, Pfc. Cory Blancato of Epping and Sgt. Michael Yurek, of Carlisle, Pa., who was assigned to the New Hampshire unit.

Jennings is a police officer in New Hampton, Daigle said.

In Keene, Tobi Boudreau was waiting to hear from her husband, John, another member of the unit, who was not injured in the attack.

During a telephone interview last week with The Keene Sentinel, John Boudreau said rockets and mortars hit his camp every day.

“All you here is Incoming! Incoming! and you have to run to the bunker,” he said.

The New Hampshire Guard members were attached to a Military Police company based in North Carolina.

Three other members of the unit died March 22 when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee. Sgt. David Stelmat of Littleton was killed in that attack.

AP-ES-04-08-08 1333EDT


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