There was a brief scuffle Tuesday morning between members of the Westboro Baptist Church and hundreds of people who turned out to support the family of 20-year-old Jacob Carver in Harrisonville, MO.
Corporal Jacob R. Carver
Born: April 25, 1995 in Kansas City, Missouri
Died: November 13, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Cpl. Jacob R. Carver of Freeman, Missouri was a graduate of Cass-Midway school where he played football and track and was popular with both the staff and his peers. He joined the United States Army in September of 2008 arriving at Fort Campbell February of 2009. His awards and decorations include, the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Bronze Service Star, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat and Special Skills Badge. He leaves his parents, Rosa M. Carver, and Arthur F. Carver, a brother, Tony, a sister, Heather. He died at age 20 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when a suicide bomber detonated a vest bomb and struck his unit. Army 2nd Battalion 502nd Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Army Cpl. Jacob R. Carver died November 13, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 13 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when an insurgent suicide bomber detonated a vest bomb and struck his unit. Also killed were Spc. Jacob C. Carroll and Staff Sgt. Juan L. Rivadeneira.
8 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan
FORT CAMPELL, Ky. — Eight Fort Campbell soldiers were killed over the weekend in two separate attacks in Afghanistan.
Three soldiers were killed in Kandahar province on Saturday when a suicide bomber detonated a vest bomb in southern Afghanistan, the military said Tuesday. They were 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Juan L. Rivadeneira of Davie, Fla.; 20-year-old Cpl. Jacob R. Carver of Freeman, Mo.; and 20-year-old Spc. Jacob C. Carroll of Clemmons, N.C.
They were assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
Five soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team were killed in a separate attack Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, Fort Campbell spokeswoman Kelly DeWitt said Tuesday. The military did not release details on the attack or their names.
Rivadeneira joined the Army in May 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2009. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Rivadeneira and son, Juan A. Rivadeneira of Germany; and mother, Yenni S. Rivadeneira of Venezuela.
Carver joined the Army in September 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in February 2009. He is survived by his mother, Rosa M. Carver, and father, Arthur F. Carver, of Freeman, Mo.
Carroll joined the Army in January 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2009. He is survived by his mother, Cole M. Masear of Archdale, N.C.; and father, Jackie C. Carroll of Clemmons, N.C.
Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville, Missouri