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Age:   21
Hometown: Danielson, CT
Date of Death: 6/21/2005
Incident Location: Ramadi, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Alice Hoskins doesn't have to look far to find evidence of her grandson's big heart. There, in her home, is a grandfather clock that Christopher L. Hoskins fixed for her during a visit a few years ago. "He was a person that was always there to help," she said. Christopher Hoskins, 21, of Danielson, Conn., died June 21 in Ramadi when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire. He was based at Fort Carson. At 6 feet 3 inches, Christopher towered over most in the family. He graduated from high school in 2001, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He worked at a pizzeria, as a casino security guard and at a Staples. His grandmother said she wasn't surprised when he joined the military after high school. "I think we can honestly say Christopher was looking for something," she said. "He became part of something, so he was very proud to serve." He also is survived by his parents, Richard and Claudia.
Source: Associated Press
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