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Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer

June 27th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas, died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.  Spitzer joined the Marines nearly 5 years prior and was serving his second deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, said the military. He was the recipient of many awards including, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan.

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LCpl. Adam F. Wolff

June 23rd, 2014 No comments

Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.   Wolff was a combat engineer. He joined the Marine Corps in Dec. 2012 and was promoted to lance corporal Feb. 1, 2014. Wolff deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2014. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Fiedler Cemetery

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LCpl. Brandon J. Garabrant

June 22nd, 2014 No comments

Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Garabrant was a combat engineer who deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2014. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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SSG David H. Stewart

June 20th, 2014 No comments

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Virginia, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Stewart was a platoon sergeant and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Sept. 2004 to March 2005, from March to Oct. of 2006 and from Sept. 2007 to April 2008. He also deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from Oct. 2012 to April 2013 and most recently in April of 2014. His awards include, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Quantico National Cemetery

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Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald

June 14th, 2014 No comments

Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Georgia; died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  SSG McDonald enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in 2004.  Upon completion of his initial training, he was assigned to Co. C,  3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. His next assignment was with Co. A, 2nd Bn., 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo., as a grenadier.  McDonald volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course, and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2010. Upon earning his Special Forces tab, he initially reported to Co. C, 1st Bn., 1st Special Warfare Training Group. He was then assigned to 1st Bn., 5th SFG (A) as a Weapons Sergeant. He served on one deployment to Afghanistan and two to Iraq. His military education includes, Combat Life Savers Course, Infantry Leaders Mortars Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Ranger Course, and U.S. Army Airborne School. His military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, four Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, three Afghanistan Campaign Medals, three Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutists Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine. National Cemetery 

 

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Sgt. Justin Ryan Helton

June 11th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. Justin R. Helton, 25, of Beaver, Ohio graduated from Eastern High School in 2006. He died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Germany Cemetery in Beaver, Ohio

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Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund

June 11th, 2014 No comments

Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California; died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. SSG Studenmund volunteered for the Special Forces 18B Program in 2009, and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2011. Upon earning his Special Forces tab, he initially reported to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th SFG (A). He was then assigned to 1st Bn., 5th SFG (A) as a weapons sergeant. His military education includes, Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, Combat Diver Course, Light Wheel Vehicle Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course, and U.S. Army Airborne School.  His military awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutists Badge, the Special Operations Divers Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine. Arlington National Cemetery

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Pvt. 2nd Class Aaron S. Toppen

June 11th, 2014 No comments

Pvt. 2nd Class Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, Illinois  died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.  Toppen enlisted in the Army in 2013 and was an infantryman for eleven months. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the NATO Medal. St. John's Cemetery in Mokena

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Cpl. Justin R. Clouse

June 11th, 2014 No comments

Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, Washington died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Clouse was a two-year veteran of the Army, assigned as an infantryman. His commendations include an Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He had been stationed at Fort Carson since 2012. Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery

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Spc. Terry J. Hurne

June 9th, 2014 No comments

Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, of Merced, California, died June 9, in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Hurne joined the Army in July 2009. After completing training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Lee, Virginia he arrived at Fort Drum in February, 2010. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011 to March 2012.  Hurne deployed with his unit in November 2013 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was a utilities equipment repairer. His awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Mechanic.  Hurne completed the Combatives Level 1 School, the Transportation School and the Combat Lifesavers Course.

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