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Age:   20
Hometown: Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH
Date of Death: 8/22/2007
Incident Location: Multaka, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25
Unit's Base: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Joshua S. Harmon's smile got him in trouble on his first day of boot camp. He couldn't stop grinning when an officer gave him orders. "At boot camp, he was the first guy off the bus who had to do push-ups," Ron Vines said. Harmon, 20, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, was killed Aug. 22 when his helicopter crashed in Multaka. He was a 2003 high school graduate and was assigned to Schofield Barracks. He loved music and fast cars. He played guitar with his bands Subhumans and Headfirst. A medic who had won the medal of valor for saving a wounded soldier's life, Harmon was taking biology classes online and preparing for medical school. While Harmon was on vacation in Qatar, he snapped a picture of himself and three locals playing a board game. He didn't know the men, the game or even the language, but he was still able to coax a smile for the camera. "That's the kind of kid he was," said his mother, Donna Harmon. "He could walk into a room of strangers and leave with 10 friends." He also is survived by his wife, Kristin. The two married by proxy May 10 and were hoping to have a large wedding next summer.
Source: Associated Press
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