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Name: Army Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II

Age: 27

From: Zanesville, Ohio

Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Incident: Army Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II was killed Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack near Iskandariyah, Iraq.

Died: January 27, 2004

Ohioan killed in Iraq ‘always wanted to be a soldier’

Associated Press

CLEVELAND — An Ohio soldier killed in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded west of Baghdad “always wanted to be a soldier,” his mother said.

“We were so very, very, very proud of him,” said Barbara Lloyd, mother of Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II, 27, of Zanesville.

“From the time he was 8 years old, he always wanted to be a soldier,” Lloyd told The Plain Dealer by telephone from her Zanesville home.

Kinney, a paratrooper with the 2nd Battalion of the 505th Infantry based at Fort Bragg, N.C., was a career soldier who had been in the Army more than seven years.

Kinney played baseball at John Glenn High School in New Concord in east-central Ohio....


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