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Army Staff Sgt. Billy J. Orton - KIA 04/24/04 #USArmy 41yo #HonorTheFallen #NeverForgotten #HonorThem #SOT

Army Staff Sgt. Billy J. Orton Died April 24, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 41, of Humnoke, Ark.; assigned to 39th Support Battalion, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Army National Guard, Hazen, Ark.; killed April 24 when mortar rounds hit his camp in Taji, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Billy J. Orton was known for constantly chewing tobacco, having his glasses slip down his nose and being able to find supplies no matter how disorganized they were. His mother, Dorothy, said her son used to visit her and work on her cabinets. "What I'm going to miss the most is him coming in the house," she said. Orton, 41, of Carlisle, Ark., was killed early April 24 when mortar rounds hit Camp Cooke where he was stationed north of Baghdad. He was based out of Hazen, Ark.

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