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Name: Army Sgt. Samuel E. Kelsey

Age: 24

From: Troup, Texas;

Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.;

Incident: Army Sgt. Samuel E. Kelsey died Dec. 13 in Tunnis, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated.

Died: December 13, 2007

TYLER, Texas — A 24-year-old soldier from the East Texas town of Troup has died in combat during his second tour in Iraq, his family and the military said.

Sgt. Samuel E. Kelsey died Thursday in Tunnis, Iraq, from wounds he suffered in an explosion, the Department of Defense said in a release.

Denina Kelsey said her son had run to help a fellow soldier whose legs were injured in an explosion. The second improvised explosive device went off while Kelsey was trying to help the soldier.

“He felt strongly about wanting his men, every one of them, to come home,” Denina Kelsey said. “He was saving somebody else’s life, and my child lost his life.”

Denina Kelsey said she was devastated by the loss of her only...


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Samuel E Kelsey
BY miyembro on May 17, 2008
  Your sacrifice will remain in our hearts for a lifetime,

with intense gratitude. May God bless you and your family.

Rest Safely and Securely in God's Loving Arms.

We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heros never dies.

Prayers & Condolences For:
Samuel E Kelsey
BY Anonymous on Feb 28, 2008
  SGT.Kelsey, you were the shit. A great drinking buddy and a great friend. We all miss you, and it will be to hard to ever forget you. "Keystoner"

Prayers & Condolences For:
Samuel E Kelsey
BY Anonymous on Dec 23, 2007
  Please know you have a True American HERO for a son!

He did what he knew was right, and gave his life for another fellow soldier.

God will reward him with the highest reward possible. Home safe in His loving arms.

Stand tall and forever proud Mom, your son died helping all Americans stay free.God Bless you!!!!

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