Spokane family remembers fallen soldier - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane family remembers fallen soldier

SPOKANE, Wash. -  A fallen soldier was honored Tuesday in Spokane. 

The Inland Northwest Patriot Guard escorted Sgt. James Craig from Fairchild Air Force Base to Heritage Funeral Home on Government Way.

Sgt. Craig was killed when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy on Jan. 28th, 2008 in Mosul, Iraq. Four of his fellow soldiers were also killed in the incident.
This was his third tour of duty in Iraq.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalian, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson, Colorado.  He had been home in July 2007 where he was married to Natalie.  He leaves behind his wife, and four sisters.

Sgt. Craig's father says he loved his family, his country, and most of all, God. 

His father said "he believed that what he was doing there in Iraq was the right thing to do, and we supported him in that...knowing the risk."

His funeral has been set for Saturday Feb. 9th at 2pm at Fourth Memorial Church

"He believed that was he was doing there in Iraq was the right thing to do, and we supported him in that... knowing the risk."


 

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