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Age:   26
Hometown: Countryside, IL
Date of Death: 11/15/2003
Incident Location: Mosul, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division
Unit's Base: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. John R. Sullivan re-enlisted in the Army so his wife could afford to stay home with their new twins. The twins he never met. His wife, Katrina, was busy caring for their 2-month-old twins when she got the news: Her 26-year-old husband was killed Nov. 15 when two Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Iraq. Sullivan saw his sons briefly on a Web camera and his wife also sent him a recording of their voices. "But it''s not the same," she said. "It doesn''t replace holding them." Sullivan, who was born in Countryside, Ill., and stationed at Fort Campbell, met his wife when he was stationed at Fort Lewis several years ago. She said she first fell in love with his smile. "He never complains; he has an awesome sense of humor," she said. "He was just the kind of man you were lucky to know." Sullivan is also survived by a 10-year-old stepdaughter, Jade Whitmer-Steele.
Source: Associated Press
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