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Maj James Michael Ahearn
Birth: Nov. 3, 1963, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Maj. Jim "Jimmy" Ahearn was raised in California and graduated from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill in 1988 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He later earned a bachelor's degree from Campbell University in North Carolina, according to the defense department. He entered military service in 1989 and served in Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Germany. He was first sent to Iraq as an engineer officer in 2003. Throughout his years of service, Ahearn earned a Bronze Star for valor, a Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service medals, five Army Commendation medals, two Army Achievement medals, a Korean Defense Service Medal, a Humanitarian Service Medal, two National Defense Service medals, an Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Services Medal, a Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), a Presidential Unit Citation, a Valorous Unit Award, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. He served in the Army 18 years moving around a lot and even got his college degree while serving in the military. Though he most recently lived in North Carolina with his wife and daughter, he lived in Concord as a child, from 1977 to 1982, when he graduated from Clayton Valley High School. He loved baseball, he loved football and he always biked and hiked. He was the recipient of many medals throughout his career, including two bronze stars received for valor during the battle for Baghdad. Jim died in Iraq by a roadside bomb at age 43.

Army
96th Civil Affairs Battalion
95th Civil Affairs Brigade
Fort Bragg, N.C. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 60 Site 8643
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jul 06, 2007
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Maj James Michael Ahearn
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