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Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh View/Sign Guest Book
Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh

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Age:   19
Hometown: Taylor, MI
Date of Death: 1/31/2004
Incident Location: Kirkuk, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: Company A, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Fort Hood, Texas

Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh aimed for the Army from early in high school. She spent four years as a cadet with the JROTC before joining up after she graduated in 2002. "She was totally dedicated to going into the Army _ that was her destiny," said her high school guidance counselor, William Teller. Teller said the uniform she wore to school once a week was festooned with medals. The 19-year-old light-truck mechanic from Taylor, Mich., was killed Jan. 31 when her vehicle struck a homemade explosive device near the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk. She was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. "Holly is another reminder that our freedom truly is not free. Holly and her friends paid the ultimate price for all of us, without complaint or regret," the family said in a statement.
Source: Associated Press
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