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Photo Credit: Courtesy The Associated Press

DAVID  BLOOM

News Organization: NBC

Died: 2003

Location: IRAQ

War: IRAQ WAR

An NBC News correspondent, he covered the war in Iraq and was reporting from the Iraqi desert when he died from a pulmonary embolism on April 6. The embolism is believed to have been related to the long hours he spent in the cramped quarters of the "Bloom-mobile" -- a tank-recovery vehicle outfitted with the latest television technology. He was 39, married and had three children. He had been the anchor of the weekend "Today" program on NBC.