Archive for Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Lawrence-based soldier killed in Iraq

February 21, 2006


A Lawrence-based member of the Kansas National Guard was killed in a bomb attack in Iraq on Monday, officials said today.

Spc. Jessie Davila, 29, of Greensburg, was a member of Company A in the 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry. It was not immediately clear if other members of the unit were injured.

The battalion's 120-member Company A is based in Lawrence. Battalion headquarters are in Kansas City, Kan., with another company based in Wichita.


tgibson 12 years, 4 months ago

i went to high school in Greensburg with Jesse. he was a good guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Rhoen 12 years, 4 months ago

Thoughts and prayers to the family and a blessing on his soul. And prayers that this outcome of this endeavor in the Middle East in, in the end, be of some benefit to humanity.

Jean1183 12 years, 4 months ago

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of this fine American soldier.

Carisa Stejskal 12 years, 4 months ago

I lived next door to Jesse growing up and remember him as a kind and good hearted person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

mztrendy 12 years, 4 months ago

How horrible. I feel for this man's family and friends.

Jamesaust 12 years, 4 months ago

I've been through Greensburg many times. A very sad occurence for the community (let alone the family).

Ember 12 years, 4 months ago

Ten will get you twenty Mr. Phelps will be putting in an appearance.

I will most likely drive by the cemetary, if he is buried here in Lawrence, and if I see Phelps and Co. out and about causing a ruckus, I'll definately stop and lend a hand in encouraging him to leave well enough alone, although I will be privately hoping he, or one of his, takes a swing.

I feel sorry that this gentleman has died, though, but he knew the risks when he signed his name on the dotted line, so to speak. I am sure he aquitted himself well and did his duty as a member of the Armed Forces.

It will be small consolation for his family, but it is a damned sight better than him being executed for several murders, or something equally horrendous. At least this way, there is a measure of pride allowed for his family through all of this.

But that is just my opinion, and having grown up in a military family, my views on this are a bit jaded.

I hope no one takes offense, since I am really not meaning any, well, none to any except Freddie boi. I like offending him. It's funny. His eyes bulge out slightly, or at least they did the last time I flirted with him. Granted, I'm straight, but he didn't know that.

He just invites abuse, though, and to refuse would be impolite.

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