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Family Of Dead Australian Soldier Given Wrong Body

The casket supposedly containing the body of Private Jacob Kovco is sent on its journey from Baghdad to Australia (epa) April 27, 2006 -- Australia's Defense Ministry today said that the relatives of a soldier killed in Iraq were "distressed" to learn that the casket supposedly containing his remains contained another body.

Private Jacob Kovco, who died in a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad last week, was due to be buried at his home near the southern city of Melbourne.


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