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Army Spc. Justin A. Saint

Died October 15, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

22, of Albertville, Ala.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 15 in Baghdad of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

Soldeer remembered as ‘a fine son’

The Associated Press

Justin A. Saint rose to the rank of specialist and was sent last year to Iraq, where he was serving on a general’s staff near Baghdad.

“He was a creative person,” said his father, David. “He never complained about anything. Whatever would happen, he’d make the best of the situation.”

Saint, 22, of Albertville, Ala., died Oct. 15 in Baghdad of injuries from a noncombat incident. He was assigned to Fort Bragg.

In high school, he was a long distance runner on the track team.

He liked sports cars, computers and “anything electronic” like his car stereo system, said his father.

“He was a fine, outstanding young man — a fine son,” David Saint said. “He was never a disappointment. He wasn’t afraid to go over there. I thought highly of his willingness to go.”

His son wrote in his last e-mail, sent Oct. 9, that he was excited about a new job that would involve traveling around the world, working in security communications.

“He told me he was up for that and that he was just sitting around chilling,” he said.

He also is survived by his mother, Angie.

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