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Army National Guard, 2nd Lieutenant

Richard B. Gienau

Tripoli, Iowa

Gienau was part of the A Company , 224th Engineerbattalion, (1 Mef), 105th Troop Command, Burlingt supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He died Feb. 27, 2005, from roadside bomb. Gienau was 29 years old.

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"We just chatted about food and Army life, and he said he would be busy for about five days. I said ‘I don’t care. Call anytime.’ And then I said ‘I love you,’ and that’s the last thing I said to him."

- girlfriend, Katie Allen