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

James H Pirtle

La Mesa, New Mexico

October 4, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
27 Army Spc

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment

Fort Hood, Texas

Assadah, Iraq.  Pirtle was in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when an RPG struck his vehicle.  Pirtle died of his injuries.

While stationed in Iraq, James H. Pirtle wrote letters to family and friends in New Mexico, telling them of his love for the Iraqis and his hopes for the U.S. mission. He was stationed at Camp Cobra. Survivors include his wife, Ursula Pirtle; two stepsons; and baby girl.

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