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Age:   27
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Date of Death: 11/11/2005
Incident Location: Tal Afar, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Tyrone L. Chisholm was already thinking about Christmas in September. When he returned from Iraq for a two-week break, he announced to his aunt, Evelyn Wilson, that her attic was a "fire hazard" and set about clearing it out. In the attic, he hid a $200 in gifts; including a plastic Jeep, Elmo and Winnie the Pooh toys and clothes for his daughters, Laionna, 3, and Chi'Kiyah, 2. "He got up there and cleaned that attic for me, but he was really making room for those Christmas gifts," Wilson said. "He was just a good man, and he was a good dad." Chisholm, 27, of Savannah, Ga., was killed Nov. 11 by a roadside bomb in Tal Afar. He was assigned to Fort Carson. As the only member of his family to complete high school, Chisholm enrolled at Savannah State University. After Chisholm traveled to Germany to visit his older brother, he decided to join the Army. Even as a child, Chisholm was a tough competitor during basketball and football games. His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys. "He liked the lifestyle and the competitive part of being in the Army," Wilson said.
Source: Associated Press
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