Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Evan James

Evan James

La Harpe, Illinois

March 24, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Marines Cpl

Reservist with the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center

Peoria, Illinois

Drowned while trying to cross the Saddam Canal in southeastern Iraq.
AP News

Evan James played football and basketball in high school before graduating in 2000. He joined the Reserves in Peoria, Ill., to help pay for his studies at Southern Illinois University, and wanted to be a physical fitness trainer. "He considered the Marines the best of the best," said his mother, Donna James. James of La Harpe, Ill., drowned March 24 trying to cross the Saddam Canal.

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