Sunday, June 03, 2007

Army Sgt. Kimel L. Watt

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Kimel L. Watt, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sgt. Watt was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died June 3, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Family remembers soldier killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

Army Sgt. Kimel L. Watt’s family was full of joy just two days before his death. They learned that he had been accepted into the University of Maine to study computers.

“He just wanted to get a good job and help the family,” said his father, Clifton. “Now, he’s gone, and I don’t know if we can live without him.”

Watt, 21, of New York City, was killed by a roadside bomb June 3 in Baghdad. He was assigned to Schweinfurt, Germany.

His father said he and his wife, Naomi Watt, have two daughters and three other sons, but Kimel was the one closest to his mother.

“He always was saying, ‘Mommy, I love you.’ It’s especially hard for her. She’s in shock.”

After graduating high school, he passed up a scholarship to Johnson and Wales University to join the military. He served at military bases in Korea, Germany and Kuwait.

“We used to hang out, watch TV and play video games. We were real close. When I heard he died, I bugged out. I got down on my knees, crying and punching the floor,” said his younger brother, Dwight.

Added his mother: “He was a very good son. When I see what he did, he made me so proud.”

Army Sgt. Kimel L. Watt was killed in action on 6/3/07.

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