CW3 James E Groves III was killed in action March 16,2013, near Kandahar. Afghanistan.
He entered active duty service August 19, 1994 and served six years as an enlisted soldier, obtaining rank of Sergeant. In 2001, he attended Warrant Officer Candidate School. In 2003, he completed flight school and became qualified in the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.
In 2003 and 2007, he deployed to Iraq. In 2009, he completed Instructor Pilot Course and deployed to Afghanistan. In 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Troop Standardization Pilot with the 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade 3rd Infantry Division.