1st Lt. Kile Grant West
United States Army
KIA 28 May 2007
KILE GRANT WEST was born July 12, 1983 in Pasadena, TX. 1st Lt. Kile Grant West was killed in combat
action in Abu Sayda, Iraq on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007 while serving his country attempting to rescue
the flight crew of a downed aircraft. Through his heroic actions of that day, Kile will be awarded The
Army Bronze Star for Heroism and The Purple Heart. Kile is preceded in death by grandparents
Elizabeth and Wendell Guinn and grandfather Bud West; Uncle Greg West. He is survived by his
mother Nanette West and companion Rodney Carr, his father Grady West and wife Melissa, sisters
Kelli and Kara West, and brother, Carter West. He is also survived by Grandparents Marlene and Dean
Schwartz and Edith West ; Aunts Kelli Peveto, Kristi Davis, Mary West, Sharon Hovendick, and Lanita
Bristowe, Uncles Dean Schwartz II, Gary and David West, many nieces and nephews and a host of many
close friends. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday June 9th, 2007 at LifeWay Fellowship,
401 E. Elms Rd. Killeen, TX 76 with Pastor Jimmie Towers presiding , with internment at Central Texas
State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, TX 76542 (254) 616-1770. Family has made
arrangements for a memorial services to celebrate Kile's life. The Houston Area memorial service will
be held 7 PM Thursday June 14th , 2007 at South Main Baptist Church 4300 E. Sam Houston Pkwy S.
Pasadena, Texas 77505 (281) 487-8200. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be
made to: Kile Grant West Memorial Scholarship % San Jacinto College Foundation 4624 Fairmont
Parkway, Suite 208 Pasadena TX 77504 (281) 998-6104
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/7/2007.

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