Capt James Alexander “Alex” Funkhouser, Jr

Capt James Alexander “Alex” Funkhouser, Jr

Birth
Okinawa, Japan
Death 29 May 2006 (aged 35)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 25, Site 1081
Memorial ID 16968649 · View Source
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Alex (as he was known by family and friends) was born in Okinawa, Japan while his dad was stationed there with the Army.
Alex and his parents Jim and Margaret moved to Anaheim, CA when Alex was 2. While he lived in Anaheim, he was active in swimming and Little League. He loved to play "Army" with the other neighborhood kids. He also loved setting up his train set in the garage and having "train shows" for the neighborhood kids.
The family moved to Texas when Alex was 12 when Alex's Dad got a job transfer. Alex graduated from James E.Taylor High School in Katy, TX in 1989. After high school, he went to college to obtain a wildlife management degree. He joined the Army in 1991 as an enlisted soldier. He accepted a Green to Gold Scholarship in 1997 and was comissioned as a Lieutenant on August 6, 1999 by his Dad.
Alex married his beloved wife Jennifer on 5/20/2000. They were blessed with two daughters, Kaitlyn and Allison.
Alex was deployed with 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division to Iraq on December 9, 2005.
Alex was killed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2006 of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during reconnaissance patrol operations.
Alex was buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on June 9, 2006.

Alex was a great son, husband, father and friend. He had an infectious smile and a caring heart. He will be greatly missed by all of us.


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