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

Darrin K Potter

Louisville, Kentucky

September 29, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army Sgt

223rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard

  Louisville, Kentucky

Near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq.  Potter was a member of a military police team searching the prison area.  During the search, his vehicle left the road and went into a canal.  SGT Potter died in the vehicle.  Two other soldiers escaped. 
From Tamara Payne 03/06/04
He was a friend of my husband's. He served in Iraq with my husband and was killed on Sept. 29, 2003.
 
reference my website for information.
 
Sincerely,
Tamra J. Payne

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AP News

Darrin K. Potter was outspoken, competitive, caring and intelligent, said Cheri Collett, a Louisville, Ky., police officer who trained at the police academy with him. On Sept. 29, Potter drowned after the Humvee he was in plunged into a canal in Baghdad. Another soldier died trying to rescue him.

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