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Pfc. Marquis A. Whitaker

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Age:   20
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Date of Death: 4/27/2004
Incident Location: Scania, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Polk, La.

Pfc. Marquis A. Whitaker wasn''t afraid of serving in Iraq. He had his religious faith to help him through, and took a Bible with him when he left for Iraq from Columbus, Ga. "It showed you where to look for verses when you''re worried or scared," said his father, Anthony Whitaker. Whitaker, 20, died April 27 in a vehicle accident in Scania, Iraq. A motor transport operator, he was stationed at Fort Polk. La. Whitaker had planned to be home April 14, but had his tour extended for 90 to 100 days. Father and son had chatted for about 30 minutes the day before Whitaker was killed. "He sounded in good spirits," the father said. "He was happy. He had just talked to his girlfriend."
Source: Associated Press
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