Fisher native killed in Iraq

Fisher native killed in Iraq

FISHER – A Fisher native, Army Pfc. Danny L. Kimme, 27, was killed in Balad, Iraq, on Wednesday.

The Department of Defense announced the deaths of three soldiers Thursday who were serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

They died of wounds sustained when they were attacked by grenade and small arms fire during combat operations.

The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in Fort Campbell, Ky.

The other casualties were: Pfc. David H. Sharrett II, 27, of Oakton, Va., who died in Pallouata, Iraq; and Spc. John P. Sigsbee, 21, of Waterville, N.Y., who died in Balad, Iraq.

Pfc. Kimme is the son of a Champaign police officer, Doug Kimme.

He is also survived by his wife, Corinne, of Fort Campbell, Ky., and mother, Patricia Barry, of Jacksonville, Ark., according to the Defense Department.

Pfc. Kimme entered the Army in October 2006. He arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2007. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Weapons Qualification Expert.

A memorial service for the fallen solders will be held in Iraq.

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