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Spc. Anthony J. Dixon

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Age:   20
Hometown: Lindenwold, NJ
Date of Death: 8/1/2004
Incident Location: Samarra, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Schweinfurt, Germany

When Anthony J. Dixon was a teenager, his niece doubted he could climb a cell tower behind his parents'' home. Pretty soon, he was yelling down to her from the top of the tower, several hundred feet high, "I made it!" He joined the Army in part to temper his wild spirit, but it only went so far. While based in Schweinfurt, Germany, Dixon''s favorite pastime was driving rented BMWs on the autobahn. Dixon, 20, of Lindenwold, N.J., died Aug. 1 when a bomb exploded near his guard post in Samarra. He and one of his best friends, Adam Froehlich, enlisted in the Army together after graduating high school in 2002. Froehlich was killed in March in an explosion in Baqouba, Iraq. In Germany, Dixon met the woman he wanted to marry and the two hoped to tie the knot in October. The youngest of five children, he hoped to work as a Secret Service agent or a police officer like his older brother. Dixon is survived by his parents, Alexander and Jacquelyn.
Source: Associated Press
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