10th Mountain Division Private First Class James A. Waters was killed on 1st July 2011 in Kandahar province when a bomb exploded near his unit. He died from injuries received from the blast.
21-year-old Pfc. Waters, from Cloverdale, Indiana served with 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Drum, New York.
On completion of his training Fort Benning, Georgia, he transferred to Fort Drum in January 2010. He deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in March 2011.
Pfc. Waters leaves his mother and father.