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James David Connell, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1966, USA
Death: May 12, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Sgt. First Class Connell of Lake City, Tenn., graduated from Anderson County High School in 1984. During his 19 years in the Army, he visited 42 states and 13 different countries. He shared his experience with students at Lake City Middle School where two of his own kids attend class. When Connell was in East Tennessee on leave earlier this month, he visited Lake City Middle School and talked about the work and the military lifestyle. He spoke to his 12-year-old son's class and 14-year-old daughter's class. He had just recovered from a shrapnel wound to his one of his legs when he came home for two weeks of leave. He took each of his three children out of school for one day to spend the day with them. He took his oldest son, 16-year-old Nick, horseback riding in the Smokies. He took Bryan to Knoxville Center and to a movie. His daughter wanted to go to West Town Mall. She wanted to get a pedicure and so did her father. They got them together. He was killed just south of Baghdad at age 40.

4th Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
2nd Brigade Combat Team
10th Mountain Division
Fort Drum, N.Y. 
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  James David Connell (1943 - 2013)
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 60 Site 8627
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19367471
James David Connell, Jr
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Rest in sweet peace, dear James. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country. You will never be forgotten for a life well lived. Prayers to your family.
- Susan Eberz Emery
 Added: Apr. 12, 2017
SFC. U.S. Army. Operation Iraq Freedom. 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Bronze Star Medal. Purple Heart. My respects Sir.
- Mike Endress--Alabama-USA
 Added: May. 12, 2016

- Jami
 Added: Dec. 11, 2015
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