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Corp Antoine Jay McKinzie

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Corp Antoine Jay McKinzie

  • Birth 25 Feb 1981 Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 2006 Baghdad, Iraq
  • Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 13714661

Cpl. Antoine McKinzie of Indianapolis was a 2000 graduate of Pike High School, and was on his second tour of duty in Iraq. After high school. An aspiring artist with a talent for drawing and design, he earned an associate's degree in computer-aided drafting at ITT Technical Institute. He was a big New England Patriots fan. In his short life, Antoine will always be remembered for his gregarious spirit, fun loving nature and can-do attitude. His friends and relatives called him the "Gentle Giant", reflecting his kindness and impressive stature. He is survived by his mother, Zyvonne A. Adams, and stepfather, Dwight Adams, father, Jay Dee Canada, brother William Adams and sister Olivia Adams, three grandmothers, Lois Payne; Patricia K. Adams; and Lovie Mae Canada; a grandfather, John McKinzie. He was killed when his Humvee came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad at age 25.

Army
4th Battalion
27th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Armored Division
Baumholder, Germany


  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 23 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13714661
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Antoine Jay McKinzie (25 Feb 1981–21 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13714661, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .