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Age:   30
Hometown: Fairview Heights, IL
Date of Death: 11/15/2003
Incident Location: Mosul, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assaul
Unit's Base: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. William D. Dusenbery was devoted to flying and hoped to eventually become a pilot. "It was like he lived to be around the aircraft," said his fiancee, Jessica Wheat. "The Black Hawk and other aircraft, it was like they were a part of that man like his left arm." Dusenbery, 30, who was based at Fort Campbell, was one of 17 soldiers killed Nov. 15 in Iraq when two Black Hawk helicopters collided. Wheat said Dusenbery, who went by his middle name Dave, hoped to make the military his career so that he could continue to fly helicopters. She said the only thing "he put above his helicopters was his girls," referring to his 11-year-old stepdaughter and 7-year-old daughter, who live with their mother in California. Dusenbery, who was from Fairview Heights, Ill., was literally born into the military. His father said he was in the Navy stationed in Virginia when his son was born there.
Source: Associated Press
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