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Age:   28
Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL
Date of Death: 2/28/2005
Incident Location: Beiji, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Suppo
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Julio E. Negron was the youngest of three brothers. With both older siblings in the military, there was really no doubt what career path young Julio would take. "I took care of my brothers and they didn't have too much of a choice with me," said oldest brother Jose Negron. "At home, the rule was either get a good education to make a career or join the military. Julio Negron, 28, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Feb. 28 when his Humvee crashed in Beiji. He was stationed at Fort Carson. "His biggest joy was to be soldier, wearing the U.S. Army uniform next to his brothers," said Jose. Julio Negron lived with his sister in Maryland until he graduated from high school, then moved to Florida to live with his brothers. He was a tough kid who loved physical activity, playing football and wrestling in high school. "He drove my sister crazy growing up with her, but she loved raising him. He loved to make people laugh, and he always had a way of coming around giving her a kiss or a hug and calming her down," his brother recalled. He also is survived by his parents, Jose and Teresa.
Source: Associated Press
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