SGT Kimberly Agar (US Army), daughter of Margy Agar and Michael Agar (with wife Margaret Watson); sister of SSgt Stephen Agar (USAF), and Christopher Agar all of Dallas/Ft Worth Texas, died unexpectedly on October 3, 2011, at the age of 25. Kimberly, a member of the U.S. Army, held an elite position in the US Army Europe Band & Chorus and had been traveling throughout Europe as a vocalist putting on military shows both for other countries and for dignitaries visiting the US Army in Illisheim, Germany where she was stationed at the time of her death. Kimberly had been injured in Iraq in combat and her death was a result of this injury. She grew up in the metroplex (Birdville HS '04) and was well known for performing the National Anthem at various locales including Lonestar Park and for the Texas Rangers. She was, also, a Miss Teen Texas and a Miss Texas prelim contestant. The City of Burleson, Texas named a Community Service Award in her name. She enlisted in the Army in October of 2006. She is survived by two grandmothers of Lansing, Michigan; Paternal grandmother Betty Agar and maternal grandmother Ann Powers. She was preceded in death Oct 29, 2009 by her maternal grandfather who was an Army Veteran. She is, also, survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and, of course, all of her fellow battle buddies.
SGT Kimberly D. Agar served her country as an American Soldier and was an exceptional individual to all who knew her. This tragedy has taken an outstanding young lady from her family and her friends. Words cannot and will not describe this tremendous loss and how much Kimberly's death has and will continue to impact those still serving. Kimberly won her position as a vocalist with the US Army Europe Band and Chorus by virtue of her fine talent and commitment. Before joining, she was a valued member of the 3rd of the 159th Attack Reconnaissance Brigade, so much so that her commander came to wish her well at her final audition. She was proud of joining the chorus and quickly became an effective musical ambassador in both Germany and other countries in Europe. Kimberly was such an asset not only to her unit, but the United States Army as a musical ambassador. She set an outstanding example learning music and choreography, leading the way for her fellow Soldiers. After she arrived in the chorus, it was only a short time before she actually became the assistant dance choreographer. Her dancing abilities were superb and she was able to help train the other members of the group in a very efficient manner. Recently, Kimberly was awarded with the coin of excellence from the Afghanistan Minister of Defense. Kimberly's performance for the ambassador was superb and attributed to the Minister having said in his words "the best night of my life in thirty-years". Kimberly's professionalism shined through many times as she performed for foreign dignitaries. She, also, performed for the recently appointed Joint Chief of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey as well. He was extremely delighted with the performance and gave accolades to Kimberly for her great performance. In addition, Lieutenant General Mark P. Hertling, the Commanding General of United States Army in Europe, gave high praise to Kimberly for her performance for the Hungarian delegation at his home on the 26th of September, 2011. He also awarded her with the Commanding General's coin of excellence for her outstanding performance as a musical ambassador for the United States Army. The impact that this loss will have is huge. Kimberly was loved and respected by all who knew her. Kimberly loved what she was doing. She always gave all she had and came to work fully prepared for the musical missions she was tasked with. Kimberly's impact reached to the far parts of the globe and that she will never be forgotten by the members of her Army Family.
"“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
"What a beautiful young lady! I am so very sorry for the family, we lost our 23 yr. old son in March to ptsd suicide, the hardest part is never knowing "why", my thoughts and prayers are with you all whom were blessed to know this beautiful Hero!"
"RIP. Thank you for your service - and your smile."
"It seems that only yesterday we were standing in the hot sun (again) at one of TKO Kids shows and it brings a smile to my face remembering that little kid full of spunk and joy. I am thankful for having you in my life Margy then and now and thank you for continuing to remind me how precious life is. You have my utmost respect for what you have done to keep Kimmie's memory alive! :) Sandi"
"We remember Kim as a sweet child and beautiful young woman, always ready to help others. Love to her family, Uncle Tommy and family"
""You will never be forgotten, we pledge to you today,
a hollowed place within our hearts, is where you'll always stay."
Extra hugs to you and your family, Margy. <3"
"“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” Eskimo proverb"
"So blessed to have started my performing career with Kimberly. those gigs in the early days definitely forced us to develop personality on stage! I'm so very proud of her accomplishments during her much too short life."
"God Bless this young lady and her family.
Gone to soon !!
But I am sure she will live on in the hearts of all that knew her.
RIP. and thankyou for your service."
"Rest in peace...Thank you so very much. SALUTE !!!! May God comfort your family."
"Kim and her family have given so much to protect our freedoms, we can never thank you enough. This is a great tribute."
"What a loss to all. She was a talented young woman. Her grandparents were very proud of her. Her memory will live on in their hearts. Love to all."
"Dear Margy and family:
I am heartbroken to hear of your tragic loss. What an amazing brave,beautiful and talented young woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
"A beautiful woman - with a smile and laugh that would warm up a room.
Missed forever - never forgotten."