|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1983|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 2005|
Jeremiah Kinchen started off with G.I. Joes and moved on to video war games. When his first-grade teacher asked what he wanted to be, he already had a plan. "Jeremiah wanted to be a soldier," said teacher Donna Roberts. "That wasn't all that common back then." Kinchen, 22, of Salcha, Alaska, was killed April 4 in an explosion in Anbar province. The reservist was based in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Louisiana, Kinchen moved to Alaska with his family, including parents James and Jeanie Kinchen. A friend from high school, William Westurland, said Kinchen "was pretty much a comedian half the time." "If a spitball went across the room during a test, everyone would look to Jeremiah," he said. "He always wanted to see people on a happy note." He joined the Marines shortly after he graduated from high school in 2001. "We have strong Christian faith, and so did Jeremiah. He was ready," James Kinchen said.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah C. Kinchen, 22, of Salcha, Alaska
Kinchen died April 4, 2005 from an explosion that occurred during combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. During Operation Iraq Freedom, Kinchen was attached to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Created by: Rosie
Record added: Jan 16, 2006
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