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Army, Specialist

Joseph Cemper

Papillion, Nebraska

Cemper was part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He died April 16, 2011, from a suicide grenade attack. Cemper was 21 years old.

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"Have I ever said to myself, 'I'm the one who did this, who put him into the Army?' Yes, yes, I have. But I also know that this is exactly what he wanted to do. I'm a soldier, and my son was a soldier."

- Eugene Cemper, father