|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1985|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2011, Germany|
SGT Kimberly Agar (US Army), daughter of Margy Agar and Michael Agar (with wife Margaret Watson); sister of SSgt Stephen Agar (USAF), and Christopher Agar all of Dallas/Ft Worth Texas, died unexpectedly on October 3, 2011, at the age of 25. Kimberly, a member of the U.S. Army, held an elite position in the US Army Europe Band & Chorus and had been traveling throughout Europe as a vocalist putting on military shows both for other countries and for dignitaries visiting the US Army in Illisheim, Germany where she was stationed at the time of her death. Kimberly had been injured in Iraq in combat and her death was a result of this injury. She grew up in the metroplex (Birdville HS '04) and was well known for performing the National Anthem at various locales including Lonestar Park and for the Texas Rangers. She was, also, a Miss Teen Texas and a Miss Texas prelim contestant. The City of Burleson, Texas named a Community Service Award in her name. She enlisted in the Army in October of 2006. She is survived by two grandmothers of Lansing, Michigan; Paternal grandmother Betty Agar and maternal grandmother Ann Powers. She was preceded in death Oct 29, 2009 by her maternal grandfather who was an Army Veteran. She is, also, survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and, of course, all of her fellow battle buddies.
SGT Kimberly D. Agar served her country as an American Soldier and was an exceptional individual to all who knew her. This tragedy has taken an outstanding young lady from her family and her friends. Words cannot and will not describe this tremendous loss and how much Kimberly's death has and will continue to impact those still serving. Kimberly won her position as a vocalist with the US Army Europe Band and Chorus by virtue of her fine talent and commitment. Before joining, she was a valued member of the 3rd of the 159th Attack Reconnaissance Brigade, so much so that her commander came to wish her well at her final audition. She was proud of joining the chorus and quickly became an effective musical ambassador in both Germany and other countries in Europe. Kimberly was such an asset not only to her unit, but the United States Army as a musical ambassador. She set an outstanding example learning music and choreography, leading the way for her fellow Soldiers. After she arrived in the chorus, it was only a short time before she actually became the assistant dance choreographer. Her dancing abilities were superb and she was able to help train the other members of the group in a very efficient manner. Recently, Kimberly was awarded with the coin of excellence from the Afghanistan Minister of Defense. Kimberly's performance for the ambassador was superb and attributed to the Minister having said in his words "the best night of my life in thirty-years". Kimberly's professionalism shined through many times as she performed for foreign dignitaries. She, also, performed for the recently appointed Joint Chief of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey as well. He was extremely delighted with the performance and gave accolades to Kimberly for her great performance. In addition, Lieutenant General Mark P. Hertling, the Commanding General of United States Army in Europe, gave high praise to Kimberly for her performance for the Hungarian delegation at his home on the 26th of September, 2011. He also awarded her with the Commanding General's coin of excellence for her outstanding performance as a musical ambassador for the United States Army. The impact that this loss will have is huge. Kimberly was loved and respected by all who knew her. Kimberly loved what she was doing. She always gave all she had and came to work fully prepared for the musical missions she was tasked with. Kimberly's impact reached to the far parts of the globe and that she will never be forgotten by the members of her Army Family.
( Courtesy of)
Beth Steele BRYAN J. RALLS
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Captain, United States Army
Cmnder, Dir to US Army Europe Band & Chorus Commander, US Army Europe Band & Chorus
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Created by: Denise Flynn
Record added: Oct 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77797153