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Lance Cpl. Norman W. Anderson

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Age:   21
Hometown: Parkton, MD
Date of Death: 10/19/2005
Incident Location: Karabilah, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division
Unit's Base: Camp Lejeune, NC

Norman W. Anderson III frequently took his father's old Army helmet and went into the woods alone to play soldier. "Norm was full of energy as a kid," said his mother, Robyn Anderson. "He would get into mischief, but then he'd give you this great smile, and it would be hard to get mad at him." Anderson, 21, of Parkton, Md., was killed Oct. 19 by a car bomb in Karabilah. He graduated high school in 2002 and was assigned to Camp Lejeune. He pored over history books and watched war movies. He knew details about battles from the Civil War through Vietnam. He was so gung-ho on the prospect of joining the Marines that fellow football players called him "Stormin' Norman," a nickname given former Gulf War commander Norman Schwarzkopf. "Norm approached the Marine Corps like the football field. He held nothing back," said football coach, Steve Turnbaugh. "He was the most fun-loving boy," said his godmother, Susan Isensee. "That boy loved life like I never seen for a 21-year-old." He also is survived by his wife, Tori.
Source: Associated Press
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