HomeMilitaryMemorial Day for the Priestap Family Memorial Day for the Priestap Family Kim Priestap May 28, 2007 Military 6 Comments Today I’m thinking of my husband’s cousin, Sgt 1st Class James Priestap, who was killed by a sniper in Sadr City on Thanksgiving day last year. This is his wife and children’s first memorial day since his death. Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners Photo of the Day Related Posts Investigation Clears Soldiers In Giuliana Sgrena Checkpoint Shooting Hollywood, Anyone Home? Women in Combat About The Author Kim Priestap Wife. Mom. First and Second Amendment enthusiast. Gun owner. I train often. ***** He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine.