Cpl. James “Jimmy” Kalitz was born 4.8.1982, went missing on 8.27.2014 and he was found 8.31.2014 He was 32 years old and a father to 3 daughters then ages 5,9,10. He was born in Philadelphia, PA. Jimmy enlisted in USMC shortly after high school graduation in 2000, graduated boot camp from Parris Island, SC in summer of 2001. He served with the 2nd Tanks Battalion; his MOS was tank mechanic. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. He deployed winter/spring of 2003 to Afghanistan/Iraq – Fallujah. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters,fishing, camping, shooting, cars, reading, and outdoor projects. His hobby was fixing things that were broken or making things that weren’t broken “better”. Jimmy was a funny guy and always joking. He lived in Pine Hill, NJ 2008-2013. He moved back to Hampstead NC, 30 mins outside of Camp Lejeune around Easter 2013. He passed away in Hampstead, NC. After serving his time in the Marine Corps he suffered terribly with PTSD. Jimmy will always be remembered for his kind heart and infectious smile.
In his memory, his sister has established a Facebook page called Military Suicide Awareness Project: JIMMY 22 .