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Age:   31
Hometown: State College, PA
Date of Death: 4/4/2003
Incident Location: N/A
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Capt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Fort Stewart, Ga.

Army Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31, of State College, Pa., grew up just blocks from Pennsylvania State University, where his mother taught. He attended Centre County (Pa.) Christian Academy, where he played soccer and basketball and ran track. He went to Texas Christian University to study pre-med and won the Distinguished Military Graduate medal. A former Eagle Scout, Aitken enjoyed working with children and returned from college to teach riflery at a Boy Scout camp. "He graduated straight from Boy Scouts and merit badges to ROTC and medals," said his mother, Ruth Aitken. Aitken, who came from a military family, served in Korea and in Kosovo, where he was in charge of supply inventory and worked with medical units.
Source: Associated Press
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