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Mount Pulaski and Chestnut residents lose soldier grandson          Send a link to a friend

[AUG. 22, 2006]  Local grandparents of a soldier have learned that he was killed serving in Afghanistan. Maternal grandparents Ron and Amy Phipps of Chestnut and paternal grandparents John and Janet White of Mount Pulaski learned that grandson James P. "J.P." White Jr. died on Aug. 11.

J.P., age 19, of Huber Heights was a private first class in the U.S. Army. Pfc. White was serving his country in the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. His platoon was deployed to Afghanistan in March. They were in northeastern Afghanistan when they were attacked and White with two other comrades died.

J.P. was a 2005 graduate of Wayne High School and was a member of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

He was the son of former Logan County residents James P. Sr. and Robin L. White, now of Huber Heights.

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In addition to his parents and grandparents, J.P. is survived by a twin sister, Denise, and another sister, April, of Huber Heights, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service was held on Monday at Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel. Interment is to be in Dayton National Cemetery.

White is the second soldier with Logan County ties to die in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Army Staff Sgt. Daniel G. Gresham, 23, of Lincoln died in Iraq on Feb. 24, 2005, when an explosive device detonated.


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