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July 23, 2008. Burlington, NC..Army Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey, 22, of Haw River, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died on July 13, 2008, of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.. 8 other US soldiers were killed in the attack in a month that has seen the fatalities in Afghanistan far exceed those taken by the US military operating in Iraq.