A Pair of Gamers Give Their All in Iraq

Another in an occasional series honoring gamers who made the¬†ultimate sacrifice for their country…¬†

An Associated Press report lists a pair of gamers killed in Iraq in separate incidents:

Army Sgt. 1st Class David A. Cooper Jr. died September 5th following a vehicle accident in Baghdad. From the AP story:

David Cooper Sr. recalled that his son and his grandsons would hole up in the basement “dungeon,” laughing and playing with their computers, video games and a wide-screen TV.

“They’d stay there all day long,” Cooper said. “They’d come up for a meal, then disappear down there.”

Marine Lance Cpl. Jon T. Hicks Jr. (left) was killed in action on September 10th in Anbar province:

Jon Hicks Sr. said his son enjoyed football and followed the Philadelphia Eagles. He “liked playing video games and loved playing paint ball,” he said.

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