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Pfc. David H. Sharrett, II, Jan. 16, 2008

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 12:00 am

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., Jan. 16, 2008 - Three 101st Airborne Division Soldiers died of wounds sustained when their patrol came under small arms fire and grenade attack in Balad, Iraq, Jan. 16.

Killed were: Cpl. John P. Sigsbee, 21, of Waterville, N.Y.; Pfc. David H. Sharrett, II, 27, of Oakton, Va.; and Pfc. Danny L. Kimme, 27, of Fisher, Ill. All were infantrymen assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.

Sigsbee entered the Army in October 2005 and arrived at Fort Campbell in April 2006.

His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart; National Defense Service Ribbon; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Combat Infantry Badge; and Weapons Qualification, M4, (expert).

Sigsbee is survived by his father, James and Susan, of Waterville, N.Y.

Sharrett entered the Army in August 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2006.

His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; and Weapons Qualification, M4, (expert).

Sharrett is survived by wife, Heather Shell, of Oak Grove, Ky.; father, David H. Sharrett, Sr., of Oakton, Va.; and mother, Kimberly Drummond, of Strasburg, Va.

Kimme entered the Army in October 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2007.

His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; and Weapons Qualification, M4, (expert).

Kimme is survived by his wife, Corinne, of Fort Campbell, Ky.; father, Douglas, of Fisher, Ill.; and mother, Patricia Barry, of Jacksonville, Ark.

In a separate incident an Army Special Forces Soldier died Jan. 19 as a result of injuries sustained during a combat operation 16 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Justin R. Whiting, 27, a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, sustained fatal injuries when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive devise.

Whiting is survived by his mother, Estelline, of Colorado Springs, Colo., father, Randall, of Hancock, N.Y., sister, Amanda, of DuPont, Wash., and brother Nathan of Dover, Tenn.

A memorial service for the fallen Soldiers will be held in Iraq. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony the second Wednesday of each month.

Also individuals may post messages of condolence, sympathy, or remembrance for the Soldiers killed in action at the Fort Campbell Courier Web site www.fortcampbellcourier.com.