Kamisha J Block


VIDOR, TX, USA U.S. Army SPC, 401ST MILITARY POLICE CO, 720TH MP BN, 89TH MP BDE, FORT HOOD, TX BAGHDAD, IRAQ 08/16/2007

U.S. Army Specilaist Kamisha Jane Block, a 2005 graduate of Vidor High School, was on a mission: to study, graduate and get into the military. Ever the focused motivator, Kamisha encouraged friends and classmates to move toward the same goal. She was their fire. She said “I’m not going to graduate until you do,” and pushed them hard. In high school, she worked at a Waffle House. Not a customer that ever walked through this door ever saw her with a frown.

Kamisha served as a military police officer in an area north of Baghdad. She was assigned to the 401st Military Police Company in Fort Hood, Texas.

Whatever she set her mind to, she could accomplish, said her cousin Hollie Stinnett. “I saw her the day before she left to go to Iraq earlier this year, and she still talked about how she wanted to get into law enforcement once she finished her term in the Army.She loved people and was out to help people with whatever she could.

She died at age 20 on August 16, 2007, in a friendly fire incident in Baghdad, just hours after calling to wish her younger sister a happy birthday and just weeks shy of being promoted to a U.S. Army sergeant.

Kamisha’s military awards and decorations included the National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal Global War on Terrorism (Service) Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Kamisha’s portrait is also located on Poster 3