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FORT HOOD, Texas — A 25-year-old Oroville man on active duty in Iraq was killed Sunday from wounds suffered during an enemy attack, according to military officials.

The U.S. Department of Defense released a brief statement Tuesday confirming the death of Army Staff Sgt. Russell Jeremiah Proctor, whose given city of residence was Oroville.

U.S. Army officials at Fort Hood, Texas also issued a press release Tuesday.

Officials stated Proctor was wounded when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Dyali Province, Iraq. A spokesman said the attack occurred at about 11 a.m.

Another soldier, Pfc. Dylan J. Johnson, 20, of Tulsa, Okla., was also killed in the attack.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown honored Proctor, “who bravely gave his life to our state and nation,” and issued condolences to the sergeant”s family and friends.

In memorial, Brown ordered flags to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol on Tuesday.

It was Proctor”s third tour of duty to Iraq.

He first entered the Army as a cavalry scout in June 2005, and was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

In October 2006, he was assigned to Iraq under Operation Iraqi Freedom. That tour ended in January 2008. Proctor returned to Iraq from January 2009 through December 2009.

He began the current Iraq tour of duty, supporting Operation New Dawn, in May.

Proctor is the oldest son of Oroville residents Russell Proctor Sr. and Renee Proctor. The family was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

During his service, Proctor received numerous awards and decorations. He was awarded two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Citations, two Army Good Conduct Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, an Iraqi Campaign Medal with two combat service stars, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and several ribbons and badges.

Funeral arrangements have not been disclosed.

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