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Age:   43
Hometown: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Date of Death: 1/20/2007
Incident Location: Baghdad, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt. 1st Class
Unit: Virgin Islands Army National Guard
Unit's Base: Christiansted, Virgin Islands

Guardsmen who worked closely with Floyd E. Lake described him as a soldier who paid attention to detail and took care of his co-workers.
"Lake set himself apart as a soldier of the utmost professionalism and dedication," said Kristine M. Munn, National Guard spokeswoman, praising Lake's "leadership and care for fellow soldiers."
Lake, 43, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was killed Jan. 20 when his helicopter crashed. He was assigned to Christiansted.
Lake enlisted in the Army in 1988, finished a four-year tour, then joined the Army National Guard. He was a supervisor on St. Thomas before moving in 1991 to St. Croix, where he accepted a foreman position with the National Guard's U.S. Property and Fiscal Office.
In 2004, Lake transferred to the National Guard Bureau, where he was responsible for $3 million worth of equipment and property. He is credited with establishing a logistics system to serve more than 250 personnel there. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and five children: J'Nelle, Floyd Jr., Andre, Keeshawn and Tamile.
Source: Associated Press
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