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Age:   21
Hometown: Swartz Creek, MI
Date of Death: 4/16/2005
Incident Location: Ramadi, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team
Unit's Base: Camp Hovey, Korea

On his last visit home, Randy Stevens rode go-carts at Busch Gardens and loaded up on T-shirts and Kool Aid, which he said was "like gold" in Iraq. "In so many ways he was a man, but he was also still a kid who liked to do kid things, like going to amusement parks," said his brother, Jacob Maxwell. Stevens, 21, of Swartz Creek, Mich., was killed April 16 after being hit by indirect fire from mortars and rockets in Ramadi. He was so close to leaving Iraq that he had sent his things back to Fort Carson. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Stevens went from playing football in high school to being the first sharpshooter in the door on many operations in Iraq. Family members said the military helped Stevens get through tough times. He had dropped out of high school but earned his general equivalency diploma when he enlisted in 2002. He had just re-enlisted for another six years. Stevens planned to become an Army recruiter in Flint and someday open an auto body repair shop with his brother. He had a passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Ford Mustangs. He is survived by his mother, Sherri Stevens and father, David Maxwell.
Source: Associated Press
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