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Army 1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown

Died September 14, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

26, of Atlanta; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Tongduchon City, Korea; killed Sept. 14 when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq.

Brent Brown said his kid brother Tyler "fell in love with politics and our political system" on a trip to Washington while the older brother worked as a summer intern for the late Sen. Paul Coverdell. High school classmates considered Tyler H. Brown a "politician in the making." "He was patriotic, red, white and blue to the core, and we figured he could be president someday," said Jonathan Cooper, a friend. Brown, of Atlanta, was killed Sept. 14 when his unit came under attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, Iraq. He was 26. "He died for the country he loved, doing what he wanted to do," Brent Brown said. "He became a role model to me." Tyler Brown became student body president at Georgia Tech, where he joined the ROTC and graduated with dual degrees in management and in history, society and technology. Commissioned from the ROTC program, he was stationed in Tongduchon City, Korea. He is survived by his parents, Carey and Sally Brown. His family has established a scholarship fund in his name at Georgia Tech.

— Associated Press

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