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Age:   34
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Date of Death: 1/22/2007
Incident Location: Fallujah, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team,
Unit's Base: Fort Richardson, AK

Jamie D. Wilson had lived in orphanages and foster homes from the age of 10. That didn't stop him from trying to enlist when he turned 17. He needed parental consent, something he didn't have, so he got in line at his local courthouse and waited to talk to a judge. "Everyone else there that day was in trouble, but he was just trying to join the Army," said Wilson's wife, Christine Wilson. "It was the judge who signed the papers." Wilson, 34, of Temple, Texas, was killed Jan. 22 while on guard duty in Fallujah. He is assigned to Fort Richardson. Wilson had served 16 years in the Army. He hoped eventually to be stationed back at Fort Bragg, where he had spent most of his career, for his last four years of service. His goal, his wife said, was to become a deputy sheriff. "Before he left for Iraq, he said it was his responsibility to protect his troops and make sure they made it home to their families," Christine Wilson said. "I believe he will work extra hard now to stick to his promise and watch over them." He also is survived by a 7-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, Cassidy.
Source: Associated Press
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