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Age:   20
Hometown: San Angelo, TX
Date of Death: 9/12/2004
Incident Location: Anbar province, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
Unit's Base: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Jason Poindexter had trouble in boot camp because of his happy-go-lucky, impish nature and constant smile. "He got in trouble a lot," said his mother, Sharon Westbrook. "He was born with this smile and he had a real hard time controlling it." Poindexter, 20, of San Angelo, Texas, was killed Sept. 12 in hostile action in Iraq, less than a week after he arrived. He was based at Camp Pendleton. Poindexter played football and ran track in high school before graduating in 2002. Westbrook said she tried to talk him out of joining the Marines, but "he made up his mind to do it." He was home in July for two weeks leave. "I wonder now did I spend enough time with him?" Westbrook said. "Did I tell him I loved him enough?" Westbrook said her son reassured her before going to Iraq. "He said for me not to worry, that he was just going over there to do a job and he''d be back in a few months," Westbrook said. "It was like he was going across town." Poindexter is also survived by his father, Sam Poindexter.
Source: Associated Press
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