May 6, 2004
Class of '93 grad dies in Iraq
U.S. Army Capt. Christopher James Kenny, '93, of Miami,
Fla., died May 3 in Iraq.
James Kenny in his 1993 yearbook photo.
mass is at
11:30 a.m. May 26 at St. Charles Church in Arlington, Va., followed
by graveside services at 1 p.m. Arlington National Cemetery.
was among four soldiers from the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division who
died in a Humvee accident near Khalis, north of Baghdad, according to
news reports from the Associated Press. Kenny was on his second tour in
Iraq. He served for eight months in 2003 and was deployed again in February.
was a member of Lima Company. He graduated in 1993 with a degree in History.
After graduating he worked various jobs before joining the Army.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Kenny of Meritt Island, Fla., he is also
survived by his wife, Mitzi who resides in Germany where she and Kenny
were stationed before his deployment.
32, is the fifth Citadel graduate to die while serving in
the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The others are:
- Charles Henry Buehring,
40, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, died Oct. 26, 2003. He was
a 1985 graduate.
- Lt. Peter Ober,
27, a member of the Class of 1998 and a Navy helicopter pilot, died
- Marine Capt. Benjamin
Sammis, 29, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died April 5. A Cobra helicopter
pilot, he graduated in 1996.
1st Lt. Therrel Shane Childers, a member of The Citadel Class of 2001,
died in combat on March 21st in Iraq. He was 30 and reportedly the first
American casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Childers attended The
Citadel as an active duty Marine, attending classes as a day student
in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program.