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Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner

November 27th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner, 48, of Nanticoke, Maryland died Nov. 24, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their vehicle with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device. He was assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Drum, New York. Turner graduated in 1984 from James M. Bennett High School where he was a member of the 1983 championship football team. He attended Towson University on a football scholarship, graduating in 1989 with a bachelors degree in management. He later earned a master's degree in criminal justice from Central Missouri State University in 2011. Turner had served in several military police units since 1993, most recently in the 720th Military Police Battalion. He was promoted to sergeant major in July 2013. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart , three Meritorious Service medals, three Army Commendation medals and four Army Achievement medals.

 

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Spc. Joseph W. Riley

November 27th, 2014 No comments

Spc. Joseph W. Riley, 27, of Grove City, Ohio died Nov. 24, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their vehicle with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Riley joined the Army in 2012 and was assigned to Fort Bragg after basic training and Airborne school. Riley’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Basic Parachutist Badge.

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SFC Michael A. Cathcart

November 14th, 2014 No comments

Born: in July 26, 1983 Bay City, Michigan
Died: November 14, 2014 in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart of Bay City, Michigan enlisted in the Army in June 2001 as a Fire Support Specialist and served more than five years with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he served for more than five years. He had two combat tours to Iraq. He volunteered for the Special Forces in 2007, and after his training he joined the 3rd Special Forces Group in 2009 as a senior engineer sergeant. His many awards and decorations include, four Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts, a Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three bronze service stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with four bronze service stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, three Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Nato Medal, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Military Master Freefall Parachutist Jump Master Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge. The Army posthumously awarded Cathcart his fourth Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. This was Cathcart's fifth deployment with the battalion, known as the Bushmen, to Afghanistan. Having a great passion for Hockey,  Cathcart had practiced with the Carolina Hurricanes at Fort Bragg while he was station in the area. SFC Cathcart died at age 31 in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small arms fire while on dismounted combat operations. Green Ridge Cemetery in Bay City.
Army
3rd Battalion
3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

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Tomas Vincent Young

November 11th, 2014 No comments

Born: November 30 1079 in Kansas City, Missouri
Died : November 10 2014 in Washington

Tomas, a former United States Army soldier, was shot and paralyzed in Sadr City, Iraq by an ambush on April 4 2004.  At age 22,  he enlisted in the Army after the 9/11 attacks because he wanted to fight terrorists in Afghanistan, but instead was sent to Iraq. Five days after arriving there in 2004, he was shot in the chest and severely wounded. He was left paralyzed from the waist down and as the result of medical complications later became a quadriplegic.  “I enlisted to go to Afghanistan because I felt that was, quote unquote, the right war, to go after the people that attacked us,” he said. Young was distraught to be sent instead to Iraq, a conflict that he felt was not justified. He said an Army chaplain told him he would feel better once he got to Iraq and started killing Iraqis. Young was in the country less than a week, on April 4, 2004, when he and many other soldiers were wounded while in the back of an open-air truck rushing in a rescue convoy in Sadr City outside Baghdad. He was 24 years old. Young blamed his injury on "a poorly planned mission" and began to campaign against the war.

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Maj. Jonathan Doyle Walker

October 1st, 2014 No comments

Maj. Jonathan D. Walker, 44, of Merriam, Kansas, died Oct. 1, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Camp As Sayliyah. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Walker joined the Navy in 2000 and received a commission the same year through Officer Candidate School, according to his biography. In 2008, he joined the Army and became a psychological operations officer the next year. Walker served with various psychological operations and military information support operations units on Fort Bragg, including stints as commander of D Company, 9th Military Information Support Battalion and D Company, 3rd Military Information Support Group. His awards and decorations include, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Naval Good Conduct Medal, the Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Naval Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 5th Award, the NATO Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Flight Officer Award, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. Walker was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

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Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Tarrant Weathers

September 30th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, Louisiana, died Sept. 30, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire Sept. 28, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Weathers, a native of Crestview, Fla., joined the Army in January 2003 and attended basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.  He then attended advanced individual training at Fort Eustis, Va., and graduated as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter repairer.  He was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., and assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.  Weathers deployed twice with the 101st CAB, first to Iraq in 2005 as a crew chief and to Afghanistan in 2008 as a Flight Engineer. Weathers volunteered for Special Forces in 2010, graduating as a Special Forces medical sergeant and earning his Green Beret.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion of the 7th SFG (A) in 2012 and then to the group’s 2nd Battalion in 2014. His awards and decorations include the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the NATO Medal. Weathers was also the recipient of the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Aviator Badge and the Parachutist Badge. Arlington National Cemetery – Sec 60 Site 10740

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Staff Sgt. Virginia Caballero

September 30th, 2014 No comments

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Staff Sergeant Virginia Caballero died Saturday, September 13, 2014. 

She was born October 25, 1972 in Abernathy, Texas.  She graduated Abernathy High School in 1991 and attended Texas Tech University. Her first deployment to Iraq came after the events of September 11th, 2001. She received the Purple Heart in 2003 after her unit was ambushed in Mosul, Iraq. She was attached to the 413th Reserve Unit based in Lubbock, Texan.  At the time of her death she was assigned to Fort Hood, TX. She was stationed with the 452nd Combat Support Hospital Brigade out of Milwaukee, and had been stationed in Kuwait since November of 2013.

She was a volunteer for the March of Dimes and was a Church of Christ.

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Maj. Michael Joseph Donahue

September 16th, 2014 No comments

Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sept. 16, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy attack. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Donahue enlisted in the Army in February 1996 and commissioned through Officer Candidate School in April 2000. He arrived at Fort Bragg in July 2012, where he was assigned to the corps’ Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. He served three combat tours of duty. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with one campaign star, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Senior Parachutist Badge. Donahue is survived by a wife and children. Arlington National Cemetery – Sec 60 Site 10728

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Spc. Brian K. Arsenault

September 4th, 2014 No comments

Born: February 15, 1986
Died: September 4, 2014 in Ghazni, Afghanistan

Spc. Brian K. Arsenault of Northborough, Massachusetts graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 2004. Arsenault enlisted in the United States Army in November 2011 and completed the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia. He arrived at Fort Bragg in 2012, where he was assigned to 1st BCT in November 2013. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal (one oak-leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Basic Parachutist Badge.  Arsenault died at age 28 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Howard Street Cemetery in Northborough, Massachusetts.
Army
1st Battalion
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team
82nd Airborne Division
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

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Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley

August 25th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka, Calif., died Aug. 22, in Gardez, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Mulalley was a 2006 graduate of Eureka High School. Mulalley deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2007 to December 2007 and Operation Enduring Freedom from May 2009 to June 2010. His latest deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom began in June. His awards and decorations include three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National DefenseService Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert with Rifle.

 

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