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Age:   35
Hometown: Andover, MN
Date of Death: 12/14/2005
Incident Location: Ramadi, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Exped
Unit's Base: Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Kenneth B. Pospisil''s sister remembers her brother as always being fascinated by chemistry and explosives. "He was building bombs at the age of 12 in our back yard," said Susan Bean. "It was something he loved to do." Pospisil, 35, of Andover, Minn., was killed Dec. 14 by an explosive near Ramadi. He was assigned to Camp Lejeune. Pospisil, called "Pops" by family and friends, was stationed in Hawaii for the past three years. He was sent to Iraq in September to disarm roadside bombs. "The military and civilian personnel that worked with him had a great respect for him as a Marine and a person," Dottie DeNard, whose husband, David DeNard, worked with Pospisil, wrote in an e-mail. Pospisil graduated from high school in 1987. He enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation, but when told the Army''s explosive ordnance school was full, he was allowed to switch to the Marines. Pospisil''s accomplishments have inspired his niece to consider a life as a Marine. "He was who I wanted to be," said Kelsey Duque. "Kids always say these comic book characters are their heroes, but he was mine."
Source: Associated Press
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