Spc Kyle Andrew Griffin
Birth: September 11, 1982 – Emerson, New Jersey
Died: May 30, 2003 – Iraq
Spc. Griffin was assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was traveling from Mosul to Tikrit in a three-vehicle convoy – two humvees and a light medium tactical vehicle during a storm. A civilian vehicle dodged a pothole causing the humvees to swerve. He graduated in 2000 from Emerson High School and “pretended” he was going to Bergen Community College for a year before he enlisted in the Army on July 17, 2001.
Burial: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, New Jersey