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Age:   21
Hometown: Amherst, WI
Date of Death: 11/15/2003
Incident Location: Mosul, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Unit's Base: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Eugene Uhl followed his father and grandfather into the military. His father fought in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in World War II and the Korean War. "He was proud to be there (in Iraq), proud to be defending the country," his mother, Joan Uhl said. The 21-year-old soldier from Amherst, Wis., was among 17 killed when two Black Hawk helicopters collided in Iraq on Nov. 15. He was based at Fort Campbell, and was engaged to be married in June. "He was serious, but yet he was very outgoing," his mother said. "He was sometimes a prankster, very caring and full of life." His mother said Uhl wrote a letter recently that only his father was allowed to read. "It was just he had a bad feeling about what was going to happen," his mother said.
Source: Associated Press
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