Kyle Eggers—February 2005 Shipment Honoree
Army Staff Sgt., 27, of Euless, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea; killed Dec. 5, 2004 when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Habbaniyah, Iraq.
AL HABANIJAH, IRAQ – Army Staff Sergeant Kyle Andrew Eggers, 27, of Yakima, Washington, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on May 26, 1977 and was killed on December 5th, 2004 while serving in the US Army in Al Habanijah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.
Kyle’s family lived in Nebraska until 1988; from there they moved to Oklahoma and to Euless, Texas in 1989. He attended Harwood Junior High and graduated from Trinity High School, class of 1995. He joined the Army in August, 1995. He was stationed at Scoffield Barracks, Hawaii until 1999. From there, he was stationed at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. He met and married the love of his life, Jennifer Giles, in October of 2001. To this union, three beautiful sons were born; twins Tegan and Kaden, 2 1/2 years, and Zane, 1 year. He was transferred to Camp Greeves, Korea in February, 2004 and was then sent to Camp Manhattan in Al Habanijah, Iraq in August, 2004.
Kyle loved life and was a very caring, giving, and loving son, husband, father, brother, and friend. His family’s happiness and well being were very important to Kyle. He treasured the time he shared with his three sons, wife and other family members, especially his cousins Courtney, Danielle, and Ali. Kyle never knew a stranger and made friends wherever he went. He took great pride in serving his country and was honored and proud to wear his uniform.
Services for Kyle will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2004 at the West Valley Nazarene Church, Yakima, Washington and Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Euless, Texas at 1 o’clock. Interment will be at Dallas National Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be made to the Tegan, Kaden, and Zane Eggers Benefit Fund provided through the Central Valley Bank of Yakima, Washington or the Summit Bank of Euless, Texas. Memorials can be made at any of the branch bank locations.
Source: Keith and Keith Funeral Home and Iraq War Heroes
The members of Landstuhl Hospital Care Project were honored to remember Kyle during the month of February 2005 with our shipments to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and U.S. military hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Kyle’s family and friends today and in the years to come.