Army Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, of Evansville, Indiana.

    Evacuated from Kuwait and died as a result of a sudden illness in Rota, Spain. He was assigned to National Guard Unit D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Washington, Indiana. Died on March 31, 2003.
  Jeffries had the kind of personality that just attracted people -- all sorts of people.
  "Bill was liked by everybody," said his mother, Marie Jeffries. "He was an outgoing individual. He never met a stranger. Everyone liked him, right on sight. He was big, and he was kind."
  A specialist in the Indiana National Guard, the 39-year-old Jeffries died at a hospital in Spain after becoming ill in Kuwait. A military official told Jeffries' family he suffered a blood clot in his lung and acute pancreatitis.
  He lived in Evansville with his wife, B.J.

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