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Sgt. 1st Class Neil A. Prince View/Sign Guest Book
Sgt. 1st Class Neil A. Prince

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Age:   35
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Date of Death: 6/11/2005
Incident Location: Taqaddum, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt. 1st Class
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Div
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Born in Jamaica, Neil Armstrong Prince traveled across the country and to Korea and Germany during almost 16 years in the military. "He loved being a soldier," said his wife, Suzette. "I tried to get him to leave, but he always said that's his job." Prince, 35, of Baltimore, Md., died June 11 when a roadside bomb exploded south of Ramadi. He was based at Fort Carson. He met his wife while she was working as an Army medic, and the couple had a 4-year-old son, Jordan. Prince loved three things above all else _ his son, his wife and sports. "Oh, he enjoyed sports, I mean, thought, ate and slept everything that had to do with sports," his wife said. "And he always said he would give his son everything he wasn't able to get." Prince graduated from Baltimore City College in 1989 and served in the Gulf War. During a tour in Germany, he grew to like beer, and when he came home he would grab a Heineken and watch sports on television with his father.
Source: Associated Press
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