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Name: Army 1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt

Age: 24

From: Wheeler, Texas

Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Incident: Army 1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt was killed Dec. 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol in Baghdad. Also

Died: December 22, 2005

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Former Wheeler High valedictorian killed in Iraq

AMARILLO, Texas — A former high school valedictorian killed in Iraq last week is being remembered for his commitment to his country — and his determination to excel at everything he tried.

First Lt. Benjamin T. Britt, 24, of Wheeler, was killed Thursday by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his position.

“He loved Wheeler, he loved Wheeler County, he loved the Panhandle, and he thought Texas was the greatest state in the United States,” Dave Britt Jr., the soldier’s father, said in Tuesday editions of the Amarillo Globe-News.

He played in two state championship games as a tackle for the Wheeler High football team and was a first-team all-stater in 1998. He was valedictorian of his class and an Eagle Scout.

He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

“He was gung-ho Army, and he knew what was going to...


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BY DONNYDO on May 06, 2006
  O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on Your departed veteran who gave his life in the service of his country. Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of Your Son he may share in the joy of Your heavenly kingdom and rejoice in You with Your saints forever.

I ask this through Christ our Lord.


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