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Age:   22
Hometown: Taylors, SC
Date of Death: 12/14/2003
Incident Location: Outside Forward Operating Base Quinn
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

After news broke Dec. 14 of Saddam Hussein''s capture, Jimmy Ferguson told his wife that perhaps their son, Rian Ferguson, would be coming home soon. A few hours later, his wife spotted two soldiers headed to their home. She had her husband answer the door. "She didn''t want any part of it," he said. "I knew it was something ugly." Spc. Ferguson, 22, of Taylors, S.C., died from injuries suffered when he was thrown from a vehicle when it hit a bump. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. Ferguson graduated from high school in 2000 and joined the Army before telling his parents. "It was a decision he made on his own," said his father, a truck driver. Rian Ferguson worked in the transportation unit and occasionally asked questions about the trucking business. Jimmy Ferguson was surprised his son followed his career path: "I kind of wasn''t expecting him to do that."
Source: Associated Press
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