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Age:   29
Hometown: Marrero, LA
Date of Death: 1/6/2005
Incident Location: Baghdad
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized)
Unit's Base: Lafayette, La.

Warren Murphy worked as a tugboat deckhand on the Mississippi River and dreamed of earning a captains license. Murphy, 29, of Marrero, La., was killed Jan. 6 when a roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad. He was based in Lafayette, La. As a child, Murphy traveled the country as the son of a Navy man until the family settled in Marrero in 1983, said his father Larry Murphy. He joined the Army in 1994 after graduating from high school and served on a United Nations peacekeeping force in Macedonia. After four years of active duty, Murphy joined the Louisiana National Guard and served as an infantryman, his father said. He wanted to have a family but "he just hadn't found the right girl." Murphy is survived by his parents. "We're proud of him," his father said. "He gave his life for what he believed in."
Source: Associated Press
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