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Age:   22
Hometown: Wilson, NC
Date of Death: 6/1/2005
Incident Location: Ramadi, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

When he was home on leave earlier this year, Phillip C. Edmundson took his mother out to look at houses. She saw one she liked _ so he bought it for her. "He didn't have to do it," his father Robert said. "He wanted to do it for me and his mama." Edmundson, 22, of Wilson, N.C., was killed June 1 when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was blown up by an enemy mine in Ramadi. He was based at Fort Carson. Edmundson was a quiet child who enjoyed hanging out with his sister and two brothers. "If you saw one, you saw the others," said his uncle, Charles. And though he never played organized sports, he was a good athlete. "He could throw a football real good," said childhood friend Lynwood Pegues. "I tried to get him to be a quarterback." He got his high school diploma at Wilson Technical Community College and worked at a restaurant before joining the Army three years ago _ a move that surprised his family, since his parents hadn't allowed weapons around the children. He said he wanted to get a better education, serve his country and make his family proud. "He sure did. He made all of us proud," his uncle said.
Source: Associated Press
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