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Remembering Spc. Anthony Maddox
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - by Scott Lawrence
Relatives of a 22-year-old Nederland High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan tell KFDM News "he died doing what he loved while serving in the military and serving the nation."The family of Army Spc. Anthony Maddox tells KFDM News they learned of his injuries Saturday. He died Monday. They're waiting for the military to provide more information about the circumstances surrounding his death.
The family allowed us to share pictures from his Facebook page.
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina forced his family to move from Louisiana to Southeast Texas. He enrolled at Nederland High School where he played football.
Maddox graduated in 2009 and joined the Job Corps. In January 2011 he signed up for the Army. He trained in Virginia and was stationed at Fort Drum in New York.
The serviceman from Southeast Texas left for Afghanistan in January 2013. He was a petroleum supply specialist and helped fuel vehicles for the Army. Relatives say the military was his calling in life. January 2014 would have marked his third year in the U.S. Army.
Monday night KFDM News spoke by telephone with an aunt of Spc. Maddox in Port Arthur. He lived there with his mother and stepfather.
"He was very quiet," Mary Stover told us. "He loved the Army. He was going to make it a career. He loved serving his country. When he left for Afghanistan in January of this year, he told his mom he could possibly die serving his country. We're a family of strong faith. He's in a better place and died doing what he loved."
Spc. Maddox is survived by his mother, father, stepfather, grandparents, aunts and a number of other relatives in Texas and Louisiana.
Funeral services are pending.
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