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Greene County Soldier Killed in Iraq to Be Memorialized Today in New York

MARCH 13, 2006 - Posted at 2:24 p.m. CST, updated at 7:45 a.m. on 3/14/06

 

SYRACUSE, NY - Funeral services are planned for today in central New York for an Arkansas soldier killed in Iraq this month.

The body of Army Staff Sergeant Kevin Jessen, of Paragould, arrived Sunday night at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport and was transported by motorcade to a funeral home in the Oswego County town of Mexico.  Jessen's wife, Carrie, is from the small town.

Jessen, 28, and the father of a 2-year-old son, was killed by a roadside bomb in Rawah on March 4.  He was an explosives expert with the 22nd Chemical Battalion and was stationed in Maryland.

Army spokeswoman Major Elizabeth Robbins said Jessen died while investigating an explosion.  She said another explosion nearby killed him.

Jessen's sister Tracy Miller said last week that her brother had an interest in explosives as a child.  She said he would tie G.I. Joe figures to bottle rockets and send them flying.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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