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Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead View/Sign Guest Book
Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead

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Age:   34
Hometown: Canon City, CO
Date of Death: 5/27/2003
Incident Location: Fallujah, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, 34,of Canon City, Colo., was born in Ohio and raised in Fort Myers, Fla. He joined the Marines out of high school in 1989. He left the service briefly and re-enlisted in the Army a few years later in the hopes of becoming a helicopter pilot. He also served in the Gulf War. "He liked it a lot," said his wife, Kelli Broomhead. "He was in it for the long haul." Broomhead was killed May 27 when Iraqis opened fire at a checkpoint in Fallujah. "He was supposed to be there as a peacekeeper," said Jim Carter, his brother-in-law and close friend. Broomhead also left three sons, ages 7, 9 and 11.
Source: Associated Press
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