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Pvt. Johnathon M. Millican

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Age:   20
Hometown: Trafford, AL
Date of Death: 1/20/2007
Incident Location: Karbala, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Pvt.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat
Unit's Base: Fort Richardson, Alaska

"You don't have to love the war," Johnathon M. Millican wrote on his MySpace page, "but you have to love the warrior." Millican, 20, of Trafford, Ala., was abducted and executed in an ambush Jan. 20 in Karbala. He was a 2005 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Richardson. Linda Hill, a close friend of the family, said Shannon Millican was talking with her husband by Web cam from Iraq when something began happening on his end. "She heard somebody holler for them to run, and John took off. She said it was later that his computer was logged off," Hill said. "A casualty officer came later and told her what had happened." While in high school Millican worked at the concession stand at the community ballpark and coached a 5-year-old T-ball team, Hill said. "He was a good kid," she said. Millican, a friend of Hill's son, lived with Hill and her family for about 2 1/2 years before graduating high school. "He called me 'Mom.' He sent me a Mother's Day card," she said. "John paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms at home," said a tribute to Millican on his high school's Web site.
Source: Associated Press
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