Spc. Rachael L. Hugo of Madison, Wisconsin died October 5th of wounds suffered in an attack by insurgents using an improvised explosive device and small arms in Bayji, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Hugo was serving as a combat medic and planned to return to her nursing studies in Wisconsin at the end of her deployment. Her unit was expected to return to the U.S. within the next six weeks.
She was 24 years old.