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Age:   22
Hometown: Kenosha, WI
Date of Death: 4/14/2007
Incident Location: Camp As Sayliyah in Doha, Qatar
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 1st Battalion, 126th Field Artillery
Unit's Base: Kenosha, Wis.

In a letter read at Robert J. Basham''s funeral, Brian Basham remembered a brother who was always the life of the party, who didn''t mind acting goofy even if it meant dancing the "worm" in his Kenosha Military Academy uniform at prom. "Know that I will live my life to the fullest in your honor. Love, your biggest fan _ Brian," he read. Basham, 22, of Kenosha, Wis., died April 14 in Doha, Qatar, of non-combat related injuries. A 2002 high school graduate, he was on his second tour and was assigned to Kenosha. Basham enjoyed golf and loved to play poker. Brian Basham talked about his brother wanting to go into the Secret Service, while Brian would become an FBI agent and "side by side we were going to make a difference in the world." Capt. Paul Denton, remembered Basham as someone who loved being a soldier and volunteered to stay in Iraq. "He absolutely loved his job, he loved getting down in the dirt. When it came time for us to go home, he said, ''Listen, I''m single, I have nothing to go back home for. I love being a soldier, I want to stay,''" said Denton. He also is survived by his parents, Mitchell and Nora.
Source: Associated Press
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