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St. George Man Killed in Iraq

St. George Man Killed in Iraq



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Jed Boal ReportingSt. George has lost a native son who was working in Iraq as a private security guard. Kenneth Webb died Monday when a suicide bomber attacked an American motorcade.

Kenneth Webb's family says working in Iraq was something he wanted to do and needed to do. He trained 25 years with the Army and died serving the US State Department.

Kenneth Webb headed to Iraq six months ago. He worked for a security firm and guarded members of the US State Department.

Kimberly Struck, Daughter: "He was always looking to push himself a little bit farther."

Webb's daughter says he wanted to go. He served in the Army Special Forces around the world, but never deployed to a war zone.

Kimberly Struck, Daughter: "He needed to be there. I don't think my dad could have not gone. If he would have stayed in the states and had another job, I don't think he would have lived a fulfilled life. He needed to do this."

Webb's family says he loved his job and that he considered it a privilege to help keep others safe.

Scott Fuller, Brother-in-law: "Ken was one of those who gave a second thought to stepping out and doing what he needed to do."

He loved history, military strategy and martial arts. Webb would have turned 43 this week. Before he left he walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

Kimberly Struck: "He was a quiet and humble man, and a quiet father. He's always been a strong, quiet influence."

As a soldier, Webb spent time away from the family, but his family understood he was doing a job few men can do.

Kimberly Struck, Daughter: "He trained for 25 years of his life so he could protect and serve his country and do what he thought was right."

One of Webb's closest friends from Army Special Forces was in the same motorcade. He will bring the body home to the family.

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