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Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox Obituary

Carlos Wilcox had his sights on medicine. He earned a biology degree from Metro State University, returning to Minnesota after spending time studying at Arizona State University and in Granada, Spain. Even when deployed to Iraq, he found time to study while helping his comrades as a health care specialist. "He wanted to become a doctor," his mother, Charlene Wilcox said. "I had just sent him books to study for the MCAT (entrance exam) so he could apply for medical school." Wilcox, 27, of Collage Grove, Minn., died July 16 along side two other Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers during an insurgent attack in Iraq. His mother said Wilcox was on his first deployment, and had been in Iraq since May. His unit was based in Stillwater, Minn. Comrades said they had fun joking around with Wilcox but were always a bit amazed by how professional and astute he was while deployed. "Wilcox always took care of us," one of his fellow soldiers said. "If anyone was hurting or had a medical issue, he took care of it." Wilcox grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Tartan High School in Oakdale. He enlisted in the National Guard in 2006, after a short break from service with the Army Reserve. He is survived by his mother. "He was a very proud young man, just very proud to serve his country," she said.
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Published online on July 19, 2009.

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