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Age:   28
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Death: 9/18/2003
Incident Location: Asad, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Capt.
Unit: 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Acting on a tip about a hidden cache of weapons, Capt. Brian R. Faunce''s company raided a house in Iraq. Faunce made one thing clear. "He said, ''Just make sure that once you tear everything apart, you put everything back just the way you found it,''" recalled Staff Sgt. Shawn Dodd. "I said, ''Are you serious?'' And he said, ''Yeah.''" Faunce, 28, of Philadelphia, died from electric shock after touching a low-hanging power line Sept. 18 in Iraq while he was in a Bradley fighting vehicle. Stationed at Fort Carson, he was known as a commander who rarely slept and could draw up attack plans faster than anybody else. Maj. Joe Golden said Faunce did not fear his senior officers. "He respected them enough to tell them the right answer, not what they wanted to hear," Golden said. "Brian was a guy you knew you could rely on because he always did the right thing, even when no one else was watching."
Source: Associated Press
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