SFC Kevin Paul Jessen was killed on 5 March 2006. SFC Jessen was assigned to the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), 48thChemical Brigade, 20th Support Command (CBRNE). SFC Jessen was conducting a post-blast investigation during a combat operation in Rawah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when a second improvised explosive device buried in the road detonated killing him. SFC Jessen was posthumously promoted to SFC, and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.
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