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Age:   22
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Date of Death: 1/8/2004
Incident Location: Near Fallujah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: Avim Company, 82nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division
Unit's Base: Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Nathaniel H. Johnson was a stellar high school student, a key person on the ROTC drill team and a well-liked student. Before leaving for Iraq, he visited his old high school. "He was still very close to many people here, so this is devastating," said Staff Sgt. Jay Jenkins, in charge of the school''s ROTC program. "It didn''t matter what he was doing _ Nate had a smile on his face." Johnson, 22, of Augusta, Ga., was killed Jan. 8 when the Black Hawk helicopter he was on was shot down south of Fallujah, Iraq. Johnson, a paratrooper, was based at Fort Bragg, N.C. The helicopter was on a routine medical flight and eight others on board were killed. Felix Johnson said his son had no real feelings about going to war. "He said he wasn''t scared. And when he got there he said it wasn''t that bad," he said.
Source: Associated Press
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