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Sgt. Taft V. Williams

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Age:   29
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Date of Death: 8/12/2003
Incident Location: Near Ramadi, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

When Sgt. Taft Williams'' mother worried about his deployment to Iraq, he eased her fears with stories about returning safely home after serving in Kuwait and Bosnia. "He felt as though it was his job," Sylvin Williams said. "As a mother, no, I didn''t care for him to go." Williams, 29, of New Orleans, was killed Aug. 12 when his convoy was attacked. A 10-year Army veteran, he was stationed at Fort Carson. Spc. Keenan Beacham, who served with Williams for six years, remembered playfully wrestling with him and talking about cars. "His smile and laugh kept many of us going," Beacham said. Williams'' wife, Ethelmay, is also a soldier and was in Iraq. They had a son, 1-year-old Jason, and Williams also had a daughter.
Source: Associated Press
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