PHOENIX - A 60-year-old reservist from Arizona has become the oldest U.S. army soldier killed in combat in Iraq.

An army spokesman has confirmed that Maj. Steven Hutchison is the oldest member of that branch to be killed in combat.

According to The Associated Press' database of soldiers killed in Iraq, Hutchison is the oldest member of any branch killed in combat operations.

Hutchison, of Scottsdale, died on Sunday after a homemade bomb went off near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley in Kansas.

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