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Army Spc. Marvin A. Camposiles

Died April 17, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

25, of Austell, Ga.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; killed April 17 when he was electrocuted while performing routine generator maintenance in Samarra, Iraq.

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Spc. Marvin A. Camposiles moved with his parents to the United States from Nicaragua when he was a young boy, but he always maintained strong ties to his native country. A U.S. citizen, he said he wished to be buried in his hometown of Jinotega, where many of his relatives still live. Camposiles, 25, of Austell, Ga., was electrocuted April 17 while working on a generator at a base near Samarra, Iraq. Based in Schweinfurt, Germany, he was a power generator equipment repairman. "What we know is very little, but it is really hard that we've lost him," said his aunt, Dora Campos. Survivors include his parents, Marta Siles and Marvin Campos of the Atlanta area.

— Associated Press

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