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Spc. Jared W. Kubasak View/Sign Guest Book
Spc. Jared W. Kubasak

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Age:   25
Hometown: Rocky Mount, VA
Date of Death: 12/12/2005
Incident Location: Baghdad
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Jared W. Kubasak's high school principal remembers him as a whirling dervish of a Cub Scout who grew to a serious, focused man. "The thing about Jared is you could see his progression each year in maturity," said Benny Gibson. He was "committed to whatever he did." Kubasak, 25, of Rocky Mount, Va., was killed Dec. 12 in Baghdad by a roadside bomb. He graduated high school in 1999 and was assigned to Fort Carson. Longtime friend Desiree Smith said that he was "really into music," was artistic and "was an avid reader, who read just about anything he could get his hands on." Kubasak had completed his first tour of duty in Iraq last year. His job then involved fixing tanks, but he wanted to do something more interesting, so when Kubasak re-enlisted in the Army six months ago, he volunteered for a more frontline position with an armored cavalry unit. While he was home, Kubasak took time to visit the Virginia Veteran's Care Center in Rocky Mount, said Patty Smith, another neighbor. "He was a sweetheart," she said. He is survived by his parents, Daina and Darel.
Source: Associated Press
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