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Spc Kerry M. G. Danyluk

April 17th, 2014 No comments

Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained April 12 when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.  Danyluk joined the Army in October 2010. After training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to Fort Benning in February 2011. Danyluk deployed to Afghanistan in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom from December 2011 to February 2012. He arrived at Fort Drum in March 2013 and deployed with his unit in November 2013 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His 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 Certificate of Achievement, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge. He completed the Master Driver Trainer Course, the Ranger Assessment Selection Program, the Airborne School and the Combatives Level 1 Course.

 

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Capt. James Edward Chaffin III

April 3rd, 2014 No comments

Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, of West Columbia, S.C., died April 1, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Ed was a 2005 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point.  Chaffin was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May of 2009 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Upon completion of the Basic Officer Leaders Course, he attended the Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader course at Fort Sill, Okla. He arrived to Fort Bragg on June 12, 2010, and deployed to Iraq with the unit in May 2011. He transferred to 1st BCT in August of 2013. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Basic Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery in West Columbia, South Carolina


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Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/04/02/3364122/west-columbia-paratrooper-dies.html#storylink=cpCaptain Chaffin was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in May of 2009, from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Chaffin was assigned to the Ft. Bragg HHC, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division & deployed to Iraq with his unit in May of 2011. He then transferred to 1st BCT in August of 2013.

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Master Sgt David L. Poirier

February 28th, 2014 No comments

Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, 52, of North Smithfield, R.I., died Feb. 28, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation. He was assigned to the 157th Operations Support Squadron, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen – Sec 5 Row E Site 65

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Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson

February 28th, 2014 No comments

Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, of Waseca, Minn., died Feb. 28, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Caleb attended Waseca High School, and joined the United States Marine Corps in July of 2012. Woodville Cemetery in Waseca, Minnesota

 

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Master Sgt. Aaron Carl Torian

February 15th, 2014 No comments

Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Torian joined the Marine Corps in March 2003 and joined MARSOC in 2006. He was promoted to Master Sergeant on September 1, 2013. His awards include the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon with gold star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign, and the Good Conduct Medal. Arlington National Cemetery – Sec 60 Site 10582

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Spc. Christopher Andrew Landis

February 13th, 2014 No comments

Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Known by most as Drew, he enlisted in March 2011 and took linguistic training before he was deployed to Afghanistan in late 2013. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. Independence Cemetery

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Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt

February 12th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla., was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. He died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Skelt enlisted in October 1990 as a signal support systems specialist and trained at Fort Jackson and Fort Gordon, Ga., before serving at several duty stations in the United States and overseas. In 2005, he graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant, according to a release. He had deployed with the 3rd Special Forces Group on three previous occasions, serving two tours in Afghanistan and one in Yemen. Skelt then served at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and the 1st Special Warfare Training Group, both at Fort Bragg, before being recently reassigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), the Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (2nd Award), the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. Tico leaves his wife, Jennifer, his children, Devin, Nicolas and Gabriella, his parents, Roberto C. Skelt and Aridia Skelt, a brother, Freddy, and his sisters, Dania, Diana and Wanda.

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Visitation will be

2:00-5:00 P.M. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at

LaFayette Funeral Home,

6651 Raeford Rd.

Fayetteville, NC 28304

A Funeral Service will be held at 5:30 P.M. for family and close friends following the visitation at the Funeral Home with Chaplain (MAJ) Ruston Hill officiating. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Green Beret Foundation, 18756 Stone Oak Parkway Suite #200, San Antonio, TX 78258 or at http://greenberetfoundation.org/donations.html. Obituary information provided by LaFayette Funeral Home.

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Spc. John Alexander Pelham

February 12th, 2014 No comments

Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. He died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Pelham enlisted as a signal intelligence analyst in July 2011, according to U.S. Special Forces Command. Alex trained at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, before being assigned to the 3rdSpecial Forces Group in February 2013. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. Willamette National Cemetery – Sec KK Site 1332

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Pfc. Joshua A. Gray

February 11th, 2014 No comments

Joshua A Gray30Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, 21, of Van Lear, Ky., died Feb. 10, in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Gray joined the Army in November 2012 and completed training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He was previously assigned to Fort Gordon, Ga., and Fort Benning, Ga. Gray was assigned to Fort Drum in October 2013, and deployed with his unit in January to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He received the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the NATO Medal, the Overseas Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Expert Marksmanship Badge.

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CWO Edward Balli

January 25th, 2014 No comments

Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42, of Monterey, Calif., died Jan. 20, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents. Balli was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army Europe, Vilseck, Germany. Bali had more than 15 years of service in the Army and was an expert in United States Army unmanned aerial vehicle operations.  His awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals and Combat Action Badge.  He was serving his fourth deployment and just four years from being able to retire to his home in Hawaii. Punchbowl National Military Cemetery, Hawaii - Sec I Site 1492  

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