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Jun 16, 2014 1:26 AM by Sam Salzwedel

Mother: Son killed in Iraq for nothing

TUCSON - The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq does not think the United States should send its military back to the country.

Staff Sgt. Darrell Kasson, a Tucson native, was killed March 4, 2007 after serving 20 years in the Army National Guard Reserve. He was hit by a roadside bomb in Tikrit, which has now been taken back by a terrorist group called ISIS.

"Why did we go over there in the first place?" Kasson's mother, Sheron Jones, asked. "Supposedly, it was about oil. But we haven't gained anything. All we did was lose soldiers."

More than 4,000 Americans have been killed in Iraq since the war started.

"At first, I thought it was right, what we were doing," Jones said. "But now I feel like, yeah, we lost him for nothing. We lost all these soldiers for nothing."

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