Army Sgt. Robert E. Colvill, Jr., 31, Anderson, Indiana.

    Colvill was in the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq when it came under a mortar attack. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on July 8, 2004.
    "He was nice kid," Rick Colvill said about his nephew, who he last saw a year ago.
    Colvill said his nephew had been a Marine for eight years but enlisted in the Army in 2001.
    "It was the lack of jobs around here" that prompted Lt. Colvill to go back into the military, his uncle said.
    Rick Colvill said the family was saddened by the news.
    "It's a sad way to go," he said. "It's a hard thing to take."
    Lt. Colvill's wife, Chris, and children are in Germany, where he was stationed before he was deployed to Iraq.
    "She's really shook up, like me and the rest of the family," Lt. Colvill's father said.
    The lieutenant's grandfather, Jack, marks his 78th birthday today. "It's a bad birthday present for him," the slain soldier's father said.
    Note: The Web site "Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom" list this soldier as an Army sergeant, but the newspaper article shows him as a lieutenant.

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