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1st Lt. Luke C. Wullenwaber View/Sign Guest Book
1st Lt. Luke C. Wullenwaber

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Age:   24
Hometown: Lewiston, ID
Date of Death: 11/16/2004
Incident Location: Khalidiyah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: 1st Lt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Camp Greaves, Korea

It''s been more than five years since Luke Wullenwaber set records as a quarterback for his high school football team, but his coach still uses video footage from those days to teach young players. "Everything in his life was full-bore, 100 percent," said Nick Menegas, his coach. "He was the epitome of what a man should be." Wullenwaber, 24, died Nov. 16 in Khaladiyah, about 50 miles west of Baghdad, when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb nearby. He was stationed at Camp Greaves, Korea. Wullenwaber, who grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2002, was driven and dedicated to his family and friends, according to those who knew him best. "I think what he''d really love to be remembered for is his love of life and how much he respected his family," said Annie Peterson, a high school classmate who remained a close friend. "They meant the world to him."
Source: Associated Press
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