Army Staff Sgt. Jesse G. Clowers Jr., 27, of Herndon, Va.
SSgt Clowers was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 12, 2007 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Charles B. Kitowski III and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle.
Clowers was sent overseas in March, when his wife, Kaytie, was seven months pregnant with their second child, Clowers’ sister Nikki told the Roanoke Times. His homecoming in September would be his first chance to meet his newborn daughter, Danielle.
“He was definitely counting down the days,” Nikki Clowers said. “Almost every e-mail he sent us, he was talking about how much he was looking forward to hugging his wife and playing with his son and meeting his baby girl.
Army Staff Sgt. Jesse G. Clowers Jr. was killed in action on 8/12/07.
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