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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: TURNER; Roger C.-1/2/2004-USA/WV
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 00:17:09 +0100


Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Age: 37
Hometown: Parkersburg, WV
Date of Death: 2/1/2004
Incident Location: Camp Anaconda, Iraq
Branch of Military: Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry
Division
Unit's Base: Fort Hood, Texas


?Roger C. Turner was an artistic man who loved to sketch, read comic books
and play video games. While attending Ohio University, Turner studied
theater for a year and a half before focusing on courses to be a teacher.
"He really wanted to be an actor," said his mother, Dottie Turner. "But he
changed his major to elementary education because he wasn't getting to do
much more than building props." Staff Sgt. Turner, 37, of Parkersburg,
W.Va., was injured after his sleeping area came under fire near Balad, Iraq,
and died Feb. 1. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He became interested
in the military while serving in the National Guard in college, and served
in the Navy for five years before joining the Army in 1988, his mother said.
Other survivors include his wife, Teresa, and two children. "He loved his
family and he loved his country. I think that's the greatest thing you can
say about anybody," his mother said.




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