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Age:   20
Hometown: Coahoma, TX
Date of Death: 4/3/2003
Incident Location: Near Ash Shahin, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 1st Transportation Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group
Unit's Base: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marine Pfc. Chad E. Bales, 20, was a logistics vehicle system operator deployed to Kuwait and then Iraq with the C556-11 Transportation Company. He died April 3 in a vehicle accident in Iraq. Friends and former teachers in his hometown of Coahoma, Texas, a town of 1,000 people 260 miles west of Dallas, described Bales as happy-go-lucky, popular and responsible. "Chad was the type of man who did whatever needed to be done," said a former high school football teammate, Billy-Bob Walker. "He never complained and always pulled his share." The school''s football coach, Robert Wood, called him a go-getter. "He gave great effort in everything he did and was always willing to play his role," Wood said.
Source: Associated Press
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