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Army Spc. James C. Kesinger

Died December 13, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


32, of Pharr, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Dec. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Taji, Iraq. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Michael S. Zyla, Sgt. Brian C. Karim and Spc. Peter J. Navarro.

Texas soldier killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

A Texas soldier is among four soldiers killed this week in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle, the Defense Department said Dec. 15.

Spc. James C. Kesinger, 32, of Pharr, Texas, was among troops conducting combat operations in Taji on Dec. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their armored vehicle.

The soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.

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