Let the memory of Spc. Levi be with us forever
  • 21 years old
  • Born on February 15, 1982 .
  • Passed away on August 9, 2003 .

21, of Tickfaw, La.; assigned to 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.; died in his sleep in Baghdad. A fellow soldier tried to wake Kinchen on Aug. 9 and discovered he was not breathing.

HAMMOND, La. — The funeral for Army Spc. Levi B. Kinchen is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

Kinchen died Aug 9, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. He was 21. Autopsy results have not been released.

A native of Albany, he graduated from Albany High School in 2000 and joined the Army in August of that year. He completed basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., where he specialized in field artillery. He then did an 18-month tour in Germany and a six-month peace mission in Kosovo before shipping out to Baghdad. He was baptized at Cornerstone Church of Amite before leaving for Iraq.


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