Solider with Oklahoma ties killed in Afghanistan

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

Another Oklahoma soldier made the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Afghanistan over the weekend. Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Kettle died on Sunday from an IED explosion close to the Pakistani border.

Kettle was believed to be from Madill, but we spoke with his uncle in McAlester who told us he had married a woman from Madill but had never actually lived there.

He does have ties to Oklahoma, but his uncle said he calls North Carolina home.

Funeral arrangements are still pending.


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  • by Thelma Location: Sherman on Aug 15, 2007 at 08:16 AM
    My prayers go out to this hero's family.
  • by Callie Location: Kingston on Aug 14, 2007 at 07:31 PM
    I knew Jeffery. He was a very diligent soldier. His father-in-law lives in Madill. His name is Randy Green. They will be traveling to his services this next week. Jeff spent time with my family during the Christmas Holidays on ocassion after I returned from Desert Storm. He left behind a wife and two children. Jeff served his country and family with pride. It is a shame to have lost him. I pray every morning for the soldiers and their families. Also, don't forget to pray for our leaders here and around the world.
  • by G Location: Sherman on Aug 14, 2007 at 03:27 PM
    God bless our Troops!!! Thank you for all that you do.. My prayers go out to his family!!
  • by Lady Location: Grayson on Aug 14, 2007 at 02:06 PM
    It does not matter to me where he's from. I salute you, Honorable Soldier!!!! And may God bless your family and hold you close during this tough time!
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