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

Jesse A Givens

Springfield, Missouri

May 1, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
34 Army Pfc

Heavy Company 2nd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

Fort Carson, Colorado

Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. Givens was parked in an M-1 main battle tank alongside the bank of the Euphrates River. The riverbank gave way resulting in the tank falling into the river.

AP News

Jesse Givens joined the Army in his 30s after being laid off. Givens of Springfield, Mo., and based at Fort Carson, died after the tank he was in plunged into the Euphrates River. Survivors include his wife, Melissa, who was pregnant when he died, and a 5-year-old stepson, Dakota.

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