30 years old from Okaloosa, Florida
1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
March 17, 2004
Spc. Tracy L. Laramore loved overseas military duty and after one two-year stint was up, he re-enlisted and even extended his time by five months so that he could continue service in Iraq. The 30-year-old from Okaloosa, Fla., died March 17, 2004 in Baji, Iraq, when the vehicle he was in overturned into a river. He was most recently based in Schweinfurt, Germany. "Everywhere he went, he had friends," his mother, Faye West, said. "He told me to keep in touch with all of them while he was in Iraq." At age 24, Laramore was the oldest enlistee at Fort Benning, Ga., but outperformed younger recruits to the amazement of other soldiers, his mother said.
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