Summers, James Eugene, III, CPL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
19D10-Cavalry Scout
Last MOS Group
Primary Unit
2006-2007, 19D20, A Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
2005 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Spur


One Overseas Service Bar

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Fort Hood, TX

Casualty Date
May 28, 2007
Hostile, Died
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Bourbon Cemetery - Bourbon, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
GWOT FallenCrossed Sabers ChapterThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2007, GWOT Fallen [Verified]7
  2007, 1st Cavalry Division Association, Crossed Sabers Chapter (Fallen Member (Honor Roll)) (Fort Hood, Texas) [Verified]
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  2005, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment (Fort Knox, KY)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
  2006-2007, 19D20, A Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2006-2007 OIF/National Resolution (2005-07)
  2007-2007 OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

From the Washington Post:

Corporal James E Summers III was born on April 5th 1986. He attended Bourbon High School in Bourbon, MO and graduated in 2004. Upon graduation, Jimmy moved to Cuba MO before deciding to join the military. Jimmy entered the United States Army on February 16th 2005 and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a 19D (Cavalry Scout) at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

While attending AIT, CPL Summers qualified as an expert rifleman. Upon Completion of One Station Unit Training, CPL Summers was assigned to A Troop, 6-9 Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team in Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Dismounted Scout and a HUMVEE Gunner.

CPL Summers deployed as part of A Troop, 6-9 Cavalry Regiment on October 4th 2006 in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06/08. CPL Summers was killed in action on May 28th 2007 while still serving in Iraq.

Corporal Summers' awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbons, and the Combat Action Badge.


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