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Age:   25
Hometown: McKeesport, PA
Date of Death: 4/17/2004
Incident Location: Baghdad
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Unit's Base: Fort Hood, Texas

An optimist, Edward W. Carman joined the Army despite his mother''s objections about taking on such a dangerous job. "He loved the Army and he used to tell me the tank is the safest place to be," said his mother, Joanna Hawthorne. "And that''s where he was killed." Staff Sgt. Carman, 25, of McKeesport, Pa., died April 17 near Baghdad when a track on his tank broke and the vehicle rolled off a bridge. He was based at Fort Hood, Texas. Carman believed there were a lot of good people in Iraq and he was helping them, Hawthorne said. "He always had such an insight into humanity and how to make the world better." Carman, a high school wrestler and a good student, hoped to settle down in Texas one day, his mother said. He was serving his second tour of duty when he died. Survivors include his 4-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.
Source: Associated Press
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