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Sgt. Daniel T. Lee

January 15th, 2014 No comments

Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, of Fort Wright, Kentucky died Jan. 15, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt Lee enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in October 2007, completing his initial entry training at Fort Benning, Ga.  His first assignment was with the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, at Fort Lewis, Wash.  While serving as a scout with the 1st Cav. Reg., Lee deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009.  Upon his return, Lee volunteered for Special Forces Assessment and Selection.  Sgt Lee started his Special Forces training in March 2011 and earned his Green Beret in 2012 when he graduated as a Special Forces Communication Sergeant.  He arrived to the 2nd Bn., 3rd SFG (A), in August 2013 and was assigned to Company C and deployed shortly after in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. His military education includes Basic Combat Training, the Basic Airborne Course, the Warrior Leader’s Course, the Advanced Leader’s Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, and the Special Forces Qualification Course. Lee’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Basic Parachutist Badge and the Special Forces Tab. Mother of God Cemetery in Covington, Kentucky

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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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Sgt. Jacob M. Hess

January 3rd, 2014 No comments

Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, of Spokane, Wash., died Jan. 1, 2014, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Hess was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Jake graduated in 2009 from North Central High School after transferring in 2008 from Kubasaki High School in Japan. Following high school, he enrolled at Spokane Falls Community College in 2009. He joined the Marines in 2010.

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Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian

December 24th, 2013 No comments

Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass., died Dec. 23, 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. Daniel grew up in Abington, graduating from Abington High School in 2004. After his enlistment in the Marine Corps in 2006 he served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan both. To be updated…

Funeral and Visitation

Quealy & Son Funeral Home 116 Adams Street Abington, Mass

Visitation: Wednesday 3 to 7pm.

Thursday January 2 at 8am followed by a mass in St. Bridget Church, Abington 9am.

Interment: Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Abington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sgt. Daniel Vasselian may be made at: GoFundMe (www.gofundme.com).

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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Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez

December 13th, 2013 No comments

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, 19, of Fairhaven, Mass., died Dec. 11, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Matthew graduated from the New Bedford Vocational Technical High School in 2012 where he studied plumbing. He enlisted in August of 2012. Among his awards are the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. Massachusetts National Cemetery – Sec 59 Site 16

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