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Age:   21
Hometown: Zanesville, OH
Date of Death: 7/20/2004
Incident Location: Anbar province, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division
Unit's Base: Camp Lejeune, NC

Even as a high school senior, Todd J. Godwin was already dedicated to the Marines. Godwin joined the Marines under a delayed enrollment program his senior year and worked out with them while attending classes, said Paul Shaver, principal of Zanesville Christian School in Zanesville, N.C. Godwin, 21, died July 20 of shrapnel wounds to his face after a bomb exploded while he was conducting combat operations in Iraq's Anbar province. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Godwin was a fun-loving, well-liked and determined student who was a starter on the basketball team. "If there was something he wanted to accomplish then he was determined enough to make sure that he followed through with that," said Shaver, who also is the school's basketball coach. "His goal was to be a Marine. He wanted to be the best Marine he could be." Godwin is survived by his parents, Bill and Nancy Kathleen Godwin.
Source: Associated Press
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