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Age:   20
Hometown: Batchelor, LA
Date of Death: 1/28/2005
Incident Location: Baghdad
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team
Unit's Base: New Roads, La.

Former teacher James Thibodeaux remembers Christopher J. Ramsey giving him a little bit of heartburn. "I would see his hand shoot up and he would be grinning," said Thibodeaux, who taught Ramsey military science. "Sometimes he was right, sometimes wrong, but it always gave me a teachable moment." Ramsey, 20, of Batchelor, La., died Jan. 28 while on patrol in western Baghdad. He was based at New Roads. His father, Jeff Ramsey, said that joining the service had been a longtime dream for his son. "He had been wanting to do that ever since he was old enough, wanted to join some type of service," Ramsey said. "This is just what he wanted to do, and it didn't work out." Sgt. Cedron Webb said he'd grown up with Christopher Ramsey and they were very close, joining the National Guard together. "There wasn't anything I couldn't tell him," Webb said. "He was always there for us." He is survived by a 15-month-old daughter.
Source: Associated Press
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