….another in an occasional series of reports about gamers who gave their all:
The Californian reports that Army private George Howell, 24, died last week in Iraq when an IED detonated beneath the truck he was riding in. From the newspaper account:
[George’s sister] Chardell, 33, remembered her brother for his sense of humor, thoughtfulness and love for his family. An outgoing person, George loved playing football and video games, she said…
“Georgie could not find [a job]… so he went into the service,” Doyle Howell said. “…he was a special kid … I just wish things could have turned out different.”
Also lost: New Hampshire gamer Justin McDaniel, 19, who died in Baghdad.