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12/29/04

Slain Seabee's Body Returned Home To Gulfport

Chief Petty Officer Joel Baldwin is back in Gulfport. His funeral will be held tomorrow.

Tuesday night, an honor guard from the Gulfport Seabee base carried Baldwin's casket off an airplane.

Joel Baldwin was one of 22 people who died in the bombing of a military base cafeteria in Mosul on December 21st.

The 37-year-old was a native of Panama and spent the last year with NMCB 7. Baldwin is remembered as a loving husband and father, friend and forever, a hero.

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