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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald A. Ginther

Died May 2, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

37, of Auburndale, Fla.; assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.; killed May 2 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald A. Ginther worked hard to provide for his family. Before serving in Iraq, he worked six days a week as a mechanic and went to school, relatives said. He was moving up in his company and doing whatever he could to provide for his wife and three children. "If he wanted something he was going to get it," said Jimmy Ginther, his brother. Ginther, 37, Auburndale, Fla., was killed May 2 by hostile fire at Camp Fallujah west of Baghdad. He was a Seabee, a reservist assigned to Jacksonville, Fla. He had four brothers, who sang karaoke country music songs with him before he was deployed in April.

— Associated Press

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