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Age:   19
Hometown: Dover, PA
Date of Death: 7/18/2007
Incident Location: Adhamiyah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Divisio
Unit's Base: Schweinfurt, Germany

When Kayla Luckenbaugh needed a place to stay and had nowhere to go, Zachary R. Clouser invited her to stay with him and his mother. "His mom was just a sweetheart about it," Luckenbaugh said. "They were so caring." Clouser, 19, of Dover, Pa., was killed July 18 by explosives and small-arms fire in Adhamiyah. He was a 2005 high school graduate and was assigned to Schweinfurt, Germany. He liked to work on cars and to ride fast. One quote he was fond of was, "If you see me going slow, take another look. It's not me." Joel Riedel, his former principal, watched Clouser became comfortable with himself and with others in high school. He played football, liked to joke around with friends at Denny's and was nicknamed "Babyface." "He was a bit of a jokester at times," Riedel recalled. "He enjoyed things the way they were. He enjoyed his senior year and could see some achievements and accomplishments happen. One of those accomplishments was to be a high school graduate. He set a goal for that and he did it." He is survived by his mother, Deb Etheridge, and stepfather, Ron Etheridge.
Source: Associated Press
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