Army Sergeant Kimberly Diane Agar, of North Richland Hills, Texas, beloved daughter of Margy and Michael Agar.
From SGT Agar’s mother, Margy:
Army SGT Kimberly D. Agar seemed to sing before she could talk. She sang throughout her childhood, including a command performance with the TKO Kids Singing Troupe at the Clinton White House when she was 11. A 2004 graduate of Birdville High School in North Richland Hills, she served in Iraq as a heavy transport driver and was often called on to sing for special events in the war zone.
She was injured by an improvised explosive device in Iraq during her first enlistment. She re-enlisted to see the world and was selected to be a vocalist with the Army’s elite European Band and Chorus based in Germany.
SGT Agar sang the national anthem across North Texas and “God Bless America” at a Rangers game. She also sang her way to the semifinals of the Miss Teen Texas and Miss Texas pageants.
SGT Agar joined the Army in 2006 and was part of the 2007 Bush administration troop surge in Iraq. She was injured when an enemy bomb exploded under the truck she was driving and blew out the vehicle’s windows and safety hatch in a complex attack. She regained her composure and fired back. She was injured, and she suffered lingering effects of that injury.
SGT Agar sang in the Army from boot camp on — for events such as command changes, services of fallen soldiers, greeting visiting dignitaries, Gen Martin Dempsey, (LTG. Mark Hertling was COC) performing for the Queen of England’s 85th Birthday Celebration, and her last performance she received a General’s coin for her vocal performance for the AFGHAN MINISTER, who stated that Kimberly’s performance made that night the best night he had had in 30 years.
“When she went to Iraq, she was the go-to person to sing if anybody came over from the United States,” her mother said.
11.25.85 – 10.03.11 : Dallas, Texas – Schwetzingen, Germany
2 Brothers oldest in USAF
US ARMY – 10.18.06 – 10.03.11
US ARMY – Transportation Specialist ( 2 years)
52 Wheeled Convoy Truck Driver Iraq 15 month Deployment, Ft. Benning, Ga. ( IED / TBI: 10/07/07 ) and a second ( IED / TBI: 01/2008 )
US ARMY – Refueler Blackhawks, Apache Helicopters 16 months,
3rd of the 159th Reconnaissance Attack Brigade Illishiem , Germany
US ARMY BAND AND CHORUS – EUROPE
8 months, Heidelberg and Schwetzingen, Germany
Vocalist, Assistant Choreographer, Musical Ambassador Europe
Purple Heart, (2)Army Commendation Medal, (2)Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Dev.Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, Combat Action Badge, Basic Marksmanship Qual. Badge Expert with a Rifle, Overseas Service Bar,2, Unit Excellence Bar,2
* General’s Gold Coin for Vocal Performances:
Basic Training Graduation, Afghan Minister, Hungarian Officials and more
Actress, Model, Vocalist
Performing our National Anthem
Athletics: Volleyball, High Jump
Her loved ones left to cherish her memory, her parents, Margy and Michael Agar; brothers, TSgt Stephen Agar, USAF, and Christopher Agar; Grandmothers, Ann Powers, of Michigan and Betty Agar, of Illinois; aunts, CPT Trish Powers, USAF (ret), Kathy Crego, Ame Powers, Linda Powers, Barb Dowling and Ann Agar Franks; uncles, John Powers, Jim Powers, Allan Powers, Tom Agar, Michael Crego, Ross Franks and Steve Dowling.
Preceded in death by Grandfathers, Veteran John Powers and Veteran Bill Agar;
numerous other cousins and family members.
SGT Kimberly Diane Agar lost her battle with PTS, October 3, 2011. She was 25 years old.