James John Stoddard, Jr

James John Stoddard, Jr

Birth
USA
Death 30 Sep 2005 (aged 29)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 60 Site 8221
Memorial ID 14155697 · View Source
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Sgt 1st Class James Stoddard of Crofton, Maryland worked hard to keep his family close even while overseas, especially after his father died in 2004. As a young man, Stoddard was an avid athlete, taking part in a championship baseball team, playing football and running indoor track while at Arundel High School, where he graduated in 1994. It took three-and-a-half years of courses at Anne Arundel Community College and Salisbury State University before Stoddard began exploring options in the Army. Army service runs in his family. Stoddard's grandfather, a World War II veteran, fought in the famous Battle of the Bulge, and his late father, James Sr., was a veteran who served during the Vietnam War. His uncle, Frank Kearney, is a brigadier general based in Tampa, Fla. Stoddard's decision to enlist in the Army ultimately led him to his wife, Amy, who he met shortly after graduating from basic training at Fort Bragg. They were raising three children: daughters Megan Conley, and Makenzie Stoddard, and a son, James J. Stoddard III. He was 29.

Army
2nd Battalion
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
82nd Airborne Division
Fort Bragg, N.C.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James John Stoddard, Jr (1 Sep 1976–30 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14155697, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .