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

Kyle A Griffin

Emerson, New Jersey

May 30, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Army Spc

519th Military Intelligence Battalion

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

The three soldiers were traveling in a three-vehicle convoy during a storm from Mosul to Tikrit (2 HUMMVs, 1 light medium tactical vehicle).  A civilian vehicle dodged a pothole causing the HUMMVs to swerve.  There was not enough stopping distance between the vehicles causing the LMTV to swerve off the road and turn over, causing the death of three soldiers.

AP News

Kyle Griffin found his identity in the Army and was training to join a Rangers unit before being deployed to Iraq. Griffin, of Emerson, N.J., and stationed at Fort Bragg, was killed May 30 in a truck accident in Iraq.

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