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Lieut Benjamin Britt
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1981
Wheeler
Wheeler County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 2005
Baghdad, Iraq

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1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
Killed by an IED in Baghdad on December 22, 2005.


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 happen," Britt said. "He didn't know he was going to get killed, but he knew he was going to face combat. And he welcomed it because he was representing his country."
Britt graduated from high school in 1999, then attended Trinity University in San Antonio before transferring to West Point a year later.
He was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Another soldier, Spc. William Lopez-Feliciano, 33, of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, was also killed in the Baghdad blast.

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Burial:
Warriors Walk Memorial
Hinesville
Liberty County
Georgia, USA
Plot: 305
 
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Record added: Jul 17, 2006
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I just read about you in "Blackhearts". Your platoon was faced with insurmountable obstacles, both from the enemy and from higher echelons. May your sacrifice not be in vain. Rest in peace, soldier. God bless.
- CoastGuardMedic
 Added: Oct. 9, 2011
Benjamin, I honor you today on your birthday.
- Jill
 Added: Apr. 20, 2010
Benjamin, you are remembered with gratitude on your birthday.
- Jill
 Added: Apr. 20, 2009
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