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Zainah C Creamer

Texarkana, Texas

January 12, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
28 Army Sgt

212th Military Police Detachment, Headquaters Battalion

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

 Killed in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device.

From NBC Washington nbcwashington.com 01/15/11:

Fort Belvoir Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
Army sergeant killed by insurgent attack
Updated 8:41 PM EST, Sat, Jan 15, 2011

A soldier based in northern Virginia was killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Zainah Creamer was killed Jan. 12 in the Kandahar province, after her unit was attacked by a group of insurgents.

Creamer had been in the army for three years and was serving on her third deployment. She was most recently serving as a Military Work Dog Handler.

Officials with the Department of Defense say Creamer was a member of the 212th Military Police Detachment at Fort Belvoir.

Creamer and her work dog, Joffa, left for Afghanistan in October. They were part of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment. Joffa was not hurt in the attack.

Sgt. Zainah Creamer is from Texarkana, Texas. She was 28 years old.
First Published: Jan 15, 2011 8:16 PM EST

From Potomac Local potomaclocal.com 01/15/11:

Ft. Belvoir soldier killed
Ft. Belvoir, Va. A soldier stationed at Ft. Belvoir was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Zainah C. Creamer, 28, from Texarkana, Arkansas, was killed when an IED exploded near her, during an attack by insurgents in the Kandahar Province, the Virginian-Pilot reports.

A member of the 212th Military Police Detachment working as a dog handler, Creamer had served in the Army for six years. This was her third deployment and had been stationed at Ft. Belvoir since 2009, said Ft. Belvoir spokesman Donald Carr.

Both Creamer and her dog were working with an infantry regiment when the attack occurred, but the dog was not injured in the blast, said Carr.

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