James Harvey II

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Toms River, NJ

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant James Harvey II joined the Army at the age of 21. He was serving with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, deployed to Ghazni Province, Afghanistan when his unit came under attack. Harvey sustained injuries, but did not go down without a fight, killing some of his attackers and providing cover for his comrades before ultimately succumbing to his wounds.

Harvey always had an interest in the military. Once he was of age, there was no holding him back from joining. He was a determined. He did what he wanted to do – what he believed in – and ultimately what made him truly happy. His family watched him mature mentally and physically through this process, taking pride in the young man that he became.

Jimmy loved having a good time with friends and family. He is deeply missed and always remembered by his parents, three sisters, two nephews, and three nieces.

Age: 23

Date of Death: June 20, 2011

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