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Cpl. Joshua J. Kynoch

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Age:   23
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Date of Death: 10/1/2005
Incident Location: Beiji, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Fort Stewart, GA

After terrorists attacked the U.S. in 2001, Joshua J. Kynoch couldn't just sit there. Within months, he and a childhood friend enlisted in the Army, asking to be sent to the front lines. "He was a great kid. There wasn't a mean bone in his body," said Dan Siliznoff, whose son, Ryan, enlisted with Kynoch. "I loved the kid almost like a second son." Kynoch, 23, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was killed Oct. 1 by a roadside bomb in Beiji. He was assigned to Fort Stewart. Kynoch, a former wrestling star in high school, worked at a family friend's landscaping business and as a part-time security guard after graduating in 2000. He also attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and their 6-month-old daughter, Savannah. The couple met at a nightclub while Kynoch was home from his first tour of duty and married a year ago. Kynoch returned home for the birth of his daughter but left for Iraq three days later. Siliznoff said Kynoch was looking forward to going back to college and entering the police academy. "He had his brand new baby girl. He was going to go to school. Everything was good."
Source: Associated Press
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