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Tenzin Chuku Dengkhim
Died: 2005-04-02
Al Anbar, Iraq
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"Deep down, he held the great spirit of Tibet." Pema Chagzoetsang, cousin Dengkhim, 19, who was among the first Tibetan refugees to move to Utah in 1992, died during a fire fight with Iraqi insurgents. The Marine lance corporal was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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