Coeburn, Va. -- Pvt. Jason L. Deibler, 20, of Coeburn, Va., joined the Army in October after completing a clerical occupational program at the Flatwoods Job Corps Center, a vocational training center in southwest Virginia. He was studying to go into computers.
"He was likable, a very personable young man," said Sheila Pinkston, counselor at the center. "A lot of us remember him."
Deibler was killed May 4, 2003, at Camp New Jersey in Kuwait in an accidental shooting.
"He was so proud to be in the Army," his father, Kevin Deibler, said. "We heard from him when he was in Germany, and he was more happy than he had ever been in his life. The one saving grace is that it happened when he was at the happiest point in his life."