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Age:   34
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Date of Death: 5/1/2003
Incident Location: Habbaniyah, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34, of Springfield, Mo., a 1987 graduate of Glendale High School, enlisted in the military in January 2002 to pay for further education. Fifteen months later, he was deployed to the Middle East for the war in Iraq. The day before he left, he told his father, Frank, that he would be working with the best tanks and serving in the best platoon, squadron and cavalry the Army had to offer. Givens died May 1 after drowning in a tank accident. He was driving an Abrams tank when a riverbank gave way, plunging the tank into the Euphrates Rivers. "It''s hard to stop 65 tons on the sand," Frank Givens said. The family received word of the death just an hour after President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.
Source: Associated Press
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