Army Cpl Antoine J. McKinzie, 25, Indianapolis, Indiana
Cpl Antoine J. McKinzie, a 2000 graduate of Pike High School, was patrolling Baghdad in an armored Humvee, the apparent victim of sniper fire as he manned a machine gun on the Humvee, said his stepfather, Dwight Adams, Pike Township. He was killed Tuesday, March 21 2006.
McKinzie, on his second tour of duty in Iraq, was a member of the 27th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, which was attached to the 4th Infantry Division.
“He felt like he was doing an important job,” Adams said. “He was proud to serve his country."