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Navy Seaman Joshua McIntosh

Died June 26, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

22, of Kingman, Ariz.; assigned to the Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, 29 Palms, Calif.; died June 26 in Karbala, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

War might seem far away to youngsters growing up in Kingman, Ariz., but not to those who knew Joshua McIntosh. Seaman McIntosh, 22, who enlisted in 2001, served in Iraq as a Navy hospital corpsman in charge of aiding injured and sick Marines. He died June 26, 2003, in Karbala, Iraq, after a non-combat related shooting. He was based in Twentynine Palms, Calif. As Kingman High School students gathered last Veterans Day to remember those who served their country, taps was sounded after McIntosh's name, and that of another graduate killed on active duty, were read. Then, Principal Pat Mickelson asked military personnel, past or present, or their relatives to stand. "I think you begin to see the scope of the cost this duty has on us," Mickelson said.

— Associated Press

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