Remembering the Life and Memory of...
PV2 Tysheena Lynette James
Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Age: 21 years old
Died: June 2, 2016.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood.
Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, 21, was killed on June 2 when a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned at Owl Creek. She entered active military service in November, according a statement released by the U.S. Army.
During her service, James was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.
She was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood since April.
"This is a tragedy affecting not only Jersey City, but all of the communities who have lost a soldier as a result of this accident at Fort Hood," Mayor Steve Fulop said in a statement. "Our deepest condolences go to the family and loved ones of Pvt. James."
PV2 Tysheena James was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.