Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr.
United States Army
KIA 05 May 2007
40, of Lake City, Tenn.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat
Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, of wounds sustained
when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. Also killed
were Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya and Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy.
Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of Sergeant First Class James D. Connell Jr.
OIF, 05/12/07

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS James D. Connell Jr., 40, of Lake
City, Tennessee. Connell died while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom
on May 12, 2007. He was assigned to the 4/31st Infantry Regiment, 10th
MTN Division. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. James,
You Have Not Been Forgotten... Say, Hooah to the others up there with
you. Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know
the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have
taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and
farewell..... Polar Bears.... Rod.

August 24, 2011
Angela  Connell Reynolds
I miss you brother.  It's been a long time.  We'll meed again someday.

June 27, 2008
PFC Jeff Pergram
In Honor Of SFC James Connell
This is truly a terrible tragedy. SFC Connell was one
of my Drill Sergeants in Basic Training in Ft Benning Georgia. We had a
mutual high respect for each other and he believed in all of his
soldiers. To lose him is losing one of my brothers. To his wife and family I
am sorrowed by your loss and share your pain. To SFC Connell, 2/58
House of Pain forever. Hooah brother, RIP.
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