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Age:   26
Hometown: Jim Thorpe, PA
Date of Death: 9/29/2003
Incident Location: Near Abu Ghraib, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Unit's Base: Fort Bragg, N.C.

As his older sister remembers it, Sgt. Andrew Joseph Baddick never thought twice before rushing to help someone. "He feared nothing," Elizabeth Hoherchak said. "Nothing. There was no hesitation in him." Baddick, 26, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., drowned Sept. 29 when he tried to rescue another soldier whose vehicle had plunged into a canal in Iraq. He was stationed at Fort Bragg. Baddick had been serving in Afghanistan before going to Iraq, said Charles McHugh, a family friend. "I knew the boy all his life; I watched him grow up," McHugh said. "All he wanted to do was be in the Army and be a paratrooper, and he succeeded."
Source: Associated Press
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