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Age:   32
Hometown: Acworth
Date of Death: 5/21/2007
Incident Location: Baghdad,Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne),
Unit's Base: Fort Richardson, Alaska

Brian D. Ardron was a specialist in demolition, relishing the chance to deactivate bombs. "When he got out of the Army, he was going to join the police force and be with the bomb squad," said his stepmother, Betty Ardron. "That''s how much he loved his job." Ardron, 32, of Acworth, Ga., was killed May 21 by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was assigned to Fort Richardson and was on his third tour. Eight years ago, Ardron was in his mid-20s with a GED and had run through a series of unsatisfying jobs. He told his mother during a Thanksgiving 1999 visit to her home in South Carolina: "I made up my mind. I''ve joined the Army." Surprised and a little concerned, Deborah Ardron asked her son if he planned to make a career of the military. There was no war at the time and Sept. 11 hadn''t happened yet. He told her he planned to stay in the Army "unless it stops being fun," she said. He also is survived by his wife, Jessica, and their son, B.J. "He told us he would rather be over there fighting them than them over here fighting us," Betty Ardron said. "And he was doing what he loved. He loved his job."
Source: Associated Press
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