A civilian contractor from Astoria, Ore., was among the 18 Americans killed in Tuesday's attack on a Mosul mess tent. Among the 22 people killed were 14 U.S. service members and four...

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RICHMOND, Va. — A civilian contractor from Astoria, Ore., was among the 18 Americans killed in Tuesday’s attack on a Mosul mess tent. Among the 22 people killed were 14 U.S. service members and four U.S. civilians.

Anthony Stramiello Jr., 61, was working as a contractor for Halliburton. He was a carpentry foreman on construction projects, said his sister, Rochelle Stramiello-Johnson, of Astoria.

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She said a desire to serve his country led him to Iraq: “He always felt that he had wanted to go into the service, but the timing was always wrong for him.”

Stramiello and his wife had been restoring a 20-room historic home in Astoria.

Among the other casualties was Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul D. Karpowich, 30, of Bridgeport, Pa., a drill instructor who was helping train Iraqi security forces. Also killed were: Nicholas Mason, 20, of King George, Va., a former volunteer firefighter serving in the Virginia National Guard; Chief Petty Officer Joel E. Baldwin, 37, based in Gulfport, Miss; Army Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr., 47, of Freedom, Maine; and Army Spc. Thomas Dostie, 20, of Somerville, Maine.