Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
US Army Spc. James M. Kiehl
December 22, 1980 - March 23, 2003
After graduating from Comfort High School in 2000, James Kiehl enlisted in the US Army. James Kiehl attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and then transferred to Fort Gordon, Georgia for computer training. Graduating 3rd in his class, he was assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas with the 507th Maintenance Company where he repaired computers and fiber optics. During his time at Fort Bliss James Kiehl received several achievement awards for exceptional service.
On February 17, 2003, his unit was deployed to Kuwait in preparation for the march on Bagdad. The 507th Maintenance Company came under attack in Ah Nasiriyah, Iraq. During the ambush, James Kiehl manned his vehicle's Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and did his duty to defend his unit. Though he fought gallantly, James Kiehl was mortally injured during the battle and succumbed to his wounds on March 23, 2003. Posthumously James was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service and Purple Heart for his actions that day.
Army Spc. James M. Kiehl was survived by his wife Jill Marie Oliver Kiehl, son Nathaniel Ethan Kiehl, father Randy Carl Kiehl,
Erected 2014 by City of Boerne - Parks and Recreation.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 2nd Iraq. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 2003.
Location. 29° 47.15′ N, 98° 43.704′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street (Business U.S. 87) and Hickman Street. The memorial is located in the center of the Veterans Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 South Main Street, Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. US Army Private First Class Milton A. Lee (here, next to this marker); Veterans Plaza Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); US Air Force Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Plaza Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Plaza World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Plaza World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Weyrich Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Catholic Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.