Army SSG Lakeshia Bailey died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over on March 8, 2010 north of Al Kut, Iraq. She was one of two soldiers who lost their lives in the vehicle accident; Army Sgt. Aaron Arthur was also listed as a casualty. They were both supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning in Georgia.
“She always wanted to go into the military because my husband was in the military,” said her mother, Phyllis Bailey. “He was in for 24 years and retired so she wanted to follow dad. She was a military brat.” ~Ledger-Enquirer