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Age:   21
Hometown: Easton, PA
Date of Death: 6/14/2005
Incident Location: Fallujah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division
Unit's Base: Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Joshua P. Klinger expressed himself through music. He spent hours composing songs at a computer in the family room. He also played guitar and piano and could pick up any song by ear. "He could bare his soul to the keys, and nobody would talk back," said his mother, Sharon. "It was a wonderful outlet for him." Klinger, 21, of Easton, Pa., was killed June 14 in Anbar province. He was based at Camp Lejeune. Although quiet, Klinger had a keen sense of humor and was known as a goofball at home. After graduating from high school in 2002, he took computer classes and held a few odd jobs before enlisting at age 20. "He wanted to see the world," Sharon Klinger said. "He wanted to make something of his life." In conversations with his family he described the conditions in Iraq as "terrible," with buzzing flies and garbage rotting in the streets. "He said he hated it, couldn't wait to get home. But then he'd say it wasn't that bad," his mother said. He is also survived by his father, Philip.
Source: Associated Press
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