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CWO Andrew L. McAdams

January 10th, 2014 No comments

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Jan. 10, at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the aircraft they were aboard crashed.  He was assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo. He was killed when an MC-12 reconnaissance aircraft crashed in Afghanistan during a nighttime mission. McAdams is the sixth Wyoming Army National Guard soldier to die in service since the Sept. 11 attacks. He is a 2004 graduate of Cheyenne's East High School.

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Sgt 1st Class William K. Lacey

January 5th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, 38, of Laurel, Fla., died Jan. 4, 2014, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades. Lacey was assigned to 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky. Lacey began his military service in January of 2003, arriving at Fort Knox in January of 2013. He was serving his fifth deployment including his three tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan.  Kelly was awarded Airborne Wings, Egyptian Jump Wings, 3 Bronze Stars, one of which has the "V" device, for his acts of heroism, that resulted in his death, a Purple Heart, numerous Army Commendation medals and Army Achievement Medals, a Combat Action Badge, three Good Conduct Medals, a Drivers Badge, Humanitarian award for his acts in Hurricane Katrina relief, and many other war time awards. He also fast-tracked all of his promotions to achieve Sergeant First Class in under 10 years.  Magnolia Cemetery in Laurel Hill, Florida.

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SSgt. Jesse L. Williams

December 19th, 2013 1 comment

Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. His awards and decorations includ, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, and the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon.  Rice Cemetery 

 

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CWO 2 Joshua B. Silverman

December 19th, 2013 No comments

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. He was  assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery

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CWO 2 Randy Lee Billings

December 19th, 2013 No comments

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla., died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. He was assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Florida National Cemetery Sec 402 Site 91

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Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde

December 19th, 2013 No comments

Omar Forde30Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Omar graduated in from Kennesaw Mountain High School in 2004 and joined the Army in early 2005. Georgia National Cemetery

 

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Sgt. Peter Christopher Bohler

December 17th, 2013 No comments

Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C., died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. He was  assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Known to most as Chris, he graduated in 2003 from South Johnston High School and took some classes at Johnston Community College. Arlington National Cemetery Sec 60 Site 10352

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Spc. Terry K. Dantez Gordon

December 17th, 2013 No comments

Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Campbell Cemetery in Pachuta, Mississippi

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Staff Sgt. Alex Anthony Viola

November 21st, 2013 No comments

Born: April 17, 1984

Died: November 17, 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola, 29, of Keller, Texas, died Nov. 17, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Alex joined the Army National Guard in June of 2009 as an engineer sergeant. He was initially assigned to 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), from June 2009 to April 2010. After that he began his Special Forces training at Ft. Bragg, and graduated from Special Forces Qualification Course in June 2011. From there he was assigned to sent to Camp Williams, Utah, where he spent two years. In March of this year he joined the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group based out of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. His awards and decorations were myriad: He received the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Special Operations Dive Badge and the Special Forces Tab.

 

 

 

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Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez

November 16th, 2013 No comments

RVBorn: November 3, 1984 Died: November 13, 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez of Seguin, Texas, died at age 28 in Kandahar, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol in Panjwai, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Vazquez joined the Army in August 2004, as an infantryman. He attended initial Infantry training at Ft. Benning, Ga., and was then assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, Ky., from July 2005 to Sep. 2009. In Sept. 2009, Vazquez volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in December 2010, and was assigned to the 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A) as a weapons sergeant. His military education includes U.S. Army Basic Airborne Course, U.S. Army Air Assault, Combat Lifesaver Course, Warrior Leader Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course, Senior Mountaineer Course, Master Mountaineer Course, and SOF Sensitive Site Exploitation – Operator Advanced Course. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), the Army Achievement Medal (2nd Medal), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), the NATO Medal, the Master Driver Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab. Mansfield Cemetery To be updated…

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