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Navy Lt. Cmdr Keith E. Taylor

Died January 29, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


47, of Irvine, Calif.; assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, Iraq Detachment; killed died Jan. 29 in a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Naval officer dies in Iraq rocket attack

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Navy sailor who lived in Jacksonville before joining the military was killed in an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the Department of Defense said.

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Keith E. Taylor, 47, died Saturday when a rocket hit an office at the embassy in Baghdad, a Department of Defense news release stated Monday.

Taylor was assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, Iraq Detachment, the release said.

Taylor lived in Irvine, Calif., but grew up in Jacksonville. He graduated from Sandalwood High School in 1975 before joining the Navy.

Taylor had five weeks left on a six-month deployment. He is survived by a wife and three children, according to First Coast News.

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