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Age:   21
Hometown: Foothill Ranch, CA
Date of Death: 12/30/2003
Incident Location: Baghdad
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Family and friends remember Justin Pollard as a happy-go-lucky guy who would do anything to make his friends laugh. But he was about more than laughter, especially after Sept. 11, 2001. "He became angry and decided that he would not just talk, but act," said family friend Terry Collins. Spc. Pollard, 21, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., was killed Dec. 30 in Iraq. Because of his death, Veterans Day will forever be different for everyone who knew Pollard, said Saddleback Church Pastor Bob Baker. "The concept of liberty takes on a new meaning because we now understand the price," he said. The soldier''s father, Bill Pollard, said he misses his son greatly. "But I also know he''s going to be 21, be an American soldier, and be a hero the rest of my life. In some way, that gives me comfort."
Source: Associated Press
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