Monday, July 21, 2008

Georgians KIA in Iraq Part Seven: Spec. John K. Klinesmith Jr.

Spec. John K. Klinesmith Jr. | Faces of the Fallen |
Hometown: Stockbridge, Georgia, U.S.

Age: 25 years old

Died: June 12, 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Unit: Army, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Incident: Klinesmith was last seen wading in the lake on the palace compound in Fallujah and a search was launched. His body was discovered at the lake.

Survivors include his mother, Domenica Columbus, of Carriere, Miss. He joined the Army in 1999. He was just out trying to cool off in the June heat. My hearts goes out to his mother and the fellow soldiers who found him. One more among the many horrors of this war. It's time to bring them home!
Related: Inspiration, Part One, Parts Two and Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six

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