James Kearney

April 04, 1982 - November 01, 2004 

James Kearney

April 04, 1982 - November 01, 2004 

Obituary for James Kearney

Sgt. James Kearney
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

@St. Mary's Catholic Church
Red Oak, Iowa

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
10:30 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Red Oak, Iowa
Inter - Emerson Cemetery,

Sgt. James C. Kearney III, age 22, of Emerson, Iowa passed away Monday, November 1, 2004 near Sharan, Afghanistan while serving his country in the Iowa National Guard, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry. Sgt James Charles Kearney III was born April 4, 1982 in Atlantic, Iowa the son of James C. Kearney, Jr. and Theresa (Klocke) Kearney. The family moved to Emerson, Iowa when James was 5 years old. He graduated from the Nishna Valley High School in 2001. While in high school and after graduating James worked for Park Place in Glenwood until going to work for Red Oak Die Casting where he worked for a short time before being deployed to Afghanistan. While serving in Afghanistan James received the Bronze Star Medal (Posthumous), the Purple Heart (Posthumous), the Army Good Conduct Medal (Posthumous), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal With M Device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantry Badge (Posthumous), the Weapons Qualification Badge (M16A2-Expert), and the Weapons Qualification Badge (M249-Expert). James was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a former member of the Boy Scouts of America where he earned the rank of Life Scout and a volunteer counselor at Camp Cedars for Boy Scouts.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather: James C. Kearney, Sr.; and his uncle: Peter W. Kearney.

Survivors include his parents: James C. Kearney, Jr. and Theresa Kearney of Emerson, Iowa; 2 brothers: Jeremy Kearney stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington; and Brandon Kearney of Emerson, Iowa; sister: Melinda Pease and husband Paul of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nephew: Tommy Pease of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandparents: Pauline Kearney of Milton, Florida; and Don and Alice Klocke of Adrian, Michigan; great grandmother: Hazel Lyshik of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; many aunts and uncles; cousins; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of James Kearney are suggested to the USO in support of all troops deployed.

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