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Lieut Jeffrey C Graham

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Lieut Jeffrey C Graham

  • Birth 22 Sep 1979 Germany
  • Death 19 Feb 2004 Iraq
  • Burial Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 8530504

2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, of Lexington, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in Khaldiya, Iraq.

Born in Landstuhl, Germany, he was a second lieutenant tank platoon leader with the Army, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor in Fort Riley, Kan. He graduated in 1998 from Brooke Point High School in Stafford, Va., and was a 2003 Distinguished Military graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received his Engineering in Training Certificate from the Kentucky State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He was a former leader of UK's Pershing Rifle's drill team and a member of the Baptist faith. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart posthumously.

He was killed while leading a patrol near Khaldiyah, Iraq, when a bomb exploded on the roadside. Army officials said he had spotted the bomb strapped to a guardrail and had turned to warn the others in his platoon when it exploded.

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  • Added: 18 Mar 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Jeffrey C Graham (22 Sep 1979–19 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8530504, citing Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Stuthehistoryguy (contributor 46556946) .