Iraq war claims life of local man

The casualties of war have once again struck the Heartland.

A Kirksville man was killed over the weekend while serving in Iraq.

Brandon Maggart, 24, was one of the soldiers remaining in Iraq after the withdrawal of combat troops.

Maggart TMs wife Teresa told us Monday afternoon, her husband was scheduled to return on leave in the middle of September and come home for good in January. She said she had just spoken with Brandon via Skype on Saturday morning.

It TMs not yet known when Maggart's remains will arrive in Kirksville.

Maggart leaves behind his wife Teresa and three year old son Blake.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.