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April 10, 2005
Family Announces Oregon Army National Guard soldier killed in Hawijah, Iraq
 
In a report dated April 8, 2005, at 11:42 a.m., Staff Sgt. Kevin Dewayne Davis of Lebanon, Ore. was killed when an IED (improvised explosive device) exploded. The soldier received severe injuries and was evacuated to a field hospital in Kirkuk and then transported to a secondary hospital in Balad, Iraq. Due to the extent of his injuries, Staff Sgt. Davis died of cardiac arrest during treatment for his injuries.
 
Mrs. Robbin Davis and her family will be available to the media at the Lebanon National Guard Armory located at 350 Maple Street at 2 p.m. today, 10, April 2005 to respond to any questions.
 
Staff Sgt. Kevin Dewayne Davis was born on Dec. 3, 1964 in Nyssa, Ore to Darrell and Nellie Davis.
 
He is survived by his wife Robbin Ann Davis, son, Drew Deibele, daughters Laurynn Davis and Makenna Nicole Davis, parents Darrell and Nellie Davis, brother Brian Davis and sister Shelley Davis-Moore.
 
Staff Sgt Davis was a Reserve Officer with the Lebanon Police Department and hoped to join the force following his return from this deployment.
 
Kevin loved to play softball was very strong in his walk with God. Davis was an avid fisherman and spent his extra time with Bible Study and with his God.
 
Kevin would always talk of the children in Iraq and how they touched his heart and how their smiles helped him believe in the cause of their mission in Iraq. He was so proud to be a part of starting up a new school in Iraq to help these children.
 
The entire National Guard community, the City of Lebanon, the State of Oregon, and the Lebanon Police Department mourn the loss of this fine citizen-soldier.
 
 
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Contact:

Kay Fristad
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Oregon National Guard
503-584-3917, cell 503-931-5179