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Army Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway

Died June 28, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

22, of Enterprise, Ala.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; died June 28 as a result of enemy fire in Baghdad. Conneway was traveling in a government vehicle in Baghdad June 26 when an explosive device detonated and struck the vehicle. He died two days later.

Timothy M. Conneway was a Junior ROTC star in high school — the first step in fulfilling his dream of being an Army Ranger and following his grandfather, father and brother into military service.

“He had a great personality and an ability to deal with others. He was always energetic and wanting to do things,” said Sgt. Maj. Johnny Snodgrass, his JROTC instructor. “He was a guy with a military image and fit all the credentials of a soldier at a young age.”

Conneway was injured June 24 when a vehicle packed with explosives on the side of a Baghdad road detonated. He died of his wounds two days later. Another Ranger was killed in the explosion.

“He was always a team player (and) always looked for the positive things in life,” Snodgrass said. “He was liked by everybody on the (drill) team, always laughing, always happy.”

He is survived by his wife, who is pregnant.

— Associated Press

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