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Travis L. Youngblood

Travis L. Youngblood

Died: July 21, 2005

Rank: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Unit: 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)

Branch: U.S. Navy

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Travis L. Youngblood, a 26-year-old Navy Corpsman as­signed to the Naval Hospital Great Lakes in Great Lakes, Illinois, lost his life on July 21, 2005, from wounds received on July 15, 2005. Youngblood was conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq, when he was struck by shrapnel from an improvised explo­sive device. He was in Iraq fighting alongside and tending to the Marines of the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Youngblood received a hero’s burial when he was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, on August 1, 2005, just eight weeks before the birth of his daughter.

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