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Army Spc. Garrett A. Fant
Died September 26, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
21, of American Canyon, Calif.; assigned to 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Sept. 26 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.
Soldier killed in Afghanistan hoped to teach high-school history
The Associated Press
AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. - The mother of an Army soldier from American Canyon who was killed in Afghanistan says her son had hoped to teach history at his high school in South Lake Tahoe after completing his service.
Julia Towle Farrell, the mother of 21-year-old Spc. Garrett Fant, told the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday that Fant would always try to call her whenever there was news of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan. He wanted to reassure her that he would be fine and reduce her stress.
She remembered him as someone who loved his family, friends and country and gave them his all.
The Department of Defense says Fant died on Sept. 26 from wounds he sustained in a roadside bomb attack.