Grimes, Kyle Jason, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
2004-2005, 0311, 1st Marine Regiment/Regimental Combat Team 1 (RCT-1)
Service Years
2001 - 2005

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1983
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bethlehem
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 2005
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom
Location of Interment
Holy Saviour Cemetery - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  2001, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), A/1081
 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry Training Regiment/Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger)3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)1st Marine Regiment/Regimental Combat Team 1 (RCT-1)
  2001-2001, 0311, 1st Infantry Training Regiment/Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger)
  2002-2005, 0311, 3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  2004-2005, 0311, 1st Marine Regiment/Regimental Combat Team 1 (RCT-1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Battle of Fallujah
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes was killed Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed near Rutbah, Iraq.  An investigation found that the crew of the CH-53E became disoriented when weather turned bad, did not realize the helicopter was banking to the left, and flew the aircraft into the ground.  Twenty-nine Marines and one sailor also were killed.

The Marines lost from BLT 1/3 in the helicopter crash were:
1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, a native of Granville, Mass.
1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, a native of Viellejo, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, from Westion, Wyo.
Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, from Huron, Ohio
Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, a native of Montgomery, Ohio
LCpl. Stephen P. Johnson, 24, from Covina, Calif.
Cpl. Timothy A. Knight, 22, a native of Brooklyn, Ohio
Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, from Hillsborough, N.H.
Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, from Gloucester, N.J.
Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, a native of North Hampton, Penn.
Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, from Champaign, Ill.
Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, a native of Roseburg, Ore.
Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, from Cherokee, Iowa
Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, a native of West Valley, Utah
Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, from Ventura, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper 21, a native of Wynne, Ark.
LCpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, from Wheelersburg, Ohio
LCpl. Fred L. Marciel, 20, a native of Spring, Texas
LCpl. Allan Klein, 34, from Clinton Township, Mich.
LCpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, a native of Orange, Fl.
LCpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, from San Diego, Calif.
LCpl. Rhonald Rairdan, 20, a native of San Antonio, Texas
LCpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-turshizi, 25, from Fort Worth, Texas
LCpl Hector Ramos, 20, a native of Aurora, Ill.
LCpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, from Hampton, Va.
LCpl. Joseph P. Spence, 24, from Scotts Valley, Calif.
LCpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, a native of Baltimore, Md.

Four Marines from HMM-361 also lost their lives;
Captain Paul Alaniz
Capt. Lyle Gordon
Staff Sgt. Dexter Kimble
LCpl. Tony Hernandez
   
Comments/Citation
Kyle J. Grimes, a 21-year-old Marine from Bethlehem, Pa., wanted to go to college and to work for the FBI when he got out of the Marines.  "His dedication made him a good Marine," his mother, Marybeth LeVan of Baton Rouge, La., said.  She described her son as lovable, affectionate and sentimental.  Marines came to her home Wednesday night to tell her he had been killed.  LeVan said Grimes' death strengthened her belief in the U.S. mission in Iraq, but his grandmother, Kathleen Grimes, said it had the opposite effect on her.  "I think they should all come home," she said.

   
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