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1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr

August 20th, 2013 No comments

1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., 29, of Helena, Ala., died Aug. 18, in Fort Bliss, Texas, from a non-combat related illness diagnosed on March 24, in Kuwait City, Kuwait. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. He joined the Army on May 12, 2010 as an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot, and was serving on his first assignment as a plans officer for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division. He is survived by his wife and their two children.

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Pfc Errol Duran Aster Milliard

July 4th, 2013 1 comment

Born: October 5, 1994
Died: Ju;y 4, 2013 in Farah Province, Afghanistan

Pfc. Errol D. A. Milliard of Birmingham, Alabama died at age 18 in Farah province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Known by most as Elijah, he is a graduate of George Washington Carver High School, Birmingham, Ala., class of 2012. Milliard was a combat engineer and arrived on active duty with the Army in 2012. Before coming to White Sands, he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., graduating with 18 of his peers who arrived at WSMR with him. He deployed to Afghanistan in February 2013. This was his first deployment. His awards and decorations include Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, NATO Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was the posthumous recipient of the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal. His other awards include, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, the NATO Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was promoted posthumously from PV2 to Private First Class. Calverton National Cemetery – Sec 33 Site 452

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Pfc. Julian Lee Colvin

July 22nd, 2012 No comments

Pfc. Julian L. Colvin, 21, of Birmingham, Ala., died July 22 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Colvin joined the Army on March 9, 2011, as a combat engineer. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., followed by the U.S. Army Airborne School in 2011, and joined the 82nd Airborne Division in July 2011. This was his first deployment. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge and the Basic Parachutist Badge. Elmwood Cemetery

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Sgt. James L. Skalberg Jr

June 29th, 2012 1 comment

Born: December 5 1986, in Bell County, Texas
Died: June 27 2012 in Wardak, Afghanistan

Sgt. James L. Skalberg Jr., 25, of Cullman, Ala., died June 27, in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Jamie grew up in Emerson, graduating from Nishna Valley High School in 2005, before attending Peru State College. He joined the U.S. Army in February 2007 and was deployed with his unit to Iraq in 2008-09. Among his awards are, the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver’s Badge, Air Assault Badge and Combat Action Badge. Also killed was 1st Lt. Stephen C. Parasnicki of Lexington, Va. The brigade deployed in October 2011 and is scheduled to return in July 2012.

Emerson Cemetery in Emerson, Iowa

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PO 3rd Class Andrew Wilson Knight

February 28th, 2012 No comments

Born: December 18th, 1985 in Selma, Alabama
Died: February 28, 2012 in Mobile Bay, Alabama

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew W. Knight of Thomasville, Alabama attended Thomasville High School before attending Faulkner University and the University of Alabama. He then joined the United States Coast Guard. Drew loved his job working with helicopters and serving in the US Coast Guard. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, snow boarding and scuba diving. He is survived by his parents, Ken and Becky Knight of Thomasville, AL; his brother and sister in law, Todd and Tausha Knight of Foley, AL; and his grandfather, Charles Wilson of Thomasville, AL. Drew was also survived by serveral aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church.

Funeral information:
Visitation will be held at:
O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home
Friday, March 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be at:
Thomasville Baptist Church
Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Evergreen Memorial Gardens

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CWO Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

December 12th, 2011 No comments

Born: March 18, 1979 in Anoka County, Minnesota
Died: December 12, 2011 in Fort Lewis, Washington

Chief Warrant Officer Lucas Daniel Sigfrid, 32, graduated from Champlin Park High School where he wrestled all four years of school. Though he wasn't a stand out player, he was dedicated to the sport and to the team. While other wrestlers might quit after two years if they're not successful he stuck with the program. He attended St. Cloud State University for pilot training before joining the Army. He was among four aviator who were on a routine night training flight in reconnaissance choppers when they crashed in the southwest training area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His awards include, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Aviator Badge. Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Sec 17 Site 1731

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Lance Cpl. Jason Nicholas Barfield

October 24th, 2011 1 comment

Born: March 7, 1989
Died: October 24, 2011 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Jason N. Barfield of Ashford, Alabama died at age 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. He leaves his parents, Ray and Kelli Barfield, his Fiancée Joyanna Champlin, five brothers, Chris, Phillip, Zack, Travis and Lucas Barfield, two sisters, Jennifer Peacock and Savannah Barfield, among others.

Burial is at Center Baptist Church Cemetery in Webb, Alabama

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Staff Sgt. Michael Wesley Hosey

September 18th, 2011 No comments

Born: September 23, 1983 in Birmingham Alabama
Died: September 17, 2011 Uruzgan, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Michael W. Hosey of Birmingham, Alabama died at age 27 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Mike is a Clay-Chalkville High School graduate. He joined the Army in 2001 as a communications intelligence specialist. After attending basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and then the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, Calif., He attended advanced individual training at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. His first duty assignment was with Company B, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, 111th MI Brigade where he instructed officers in the MI Officer Basic Course and Officer Training Corps, in the proper deployment of a Signal Intelligence Company on the battlefield; he also instructed Air Force Surface Weather Officer (SWO) assigned to Army units and worked with US Border Patrol in the emplacement of Remote Battlefield Sensor System (REMBASS) for joint task forces. In 2003, he was assigned to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., where he served as a communications intelligence specialist. In 2005, Hosey was assigned to Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served as a team member in a SOTA, or SIGINT Operational Tasking Authority, 3rd BN, 1st SFG (A). His military education includes the Defense Language Institute-Korean, Warrior Leader Course, Airborne School, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) School, and the Advanced Leader Course. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp (2 Loops), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with the Numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal. He was posthumously awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal.

Burial is at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, ALbama – Garden of Freedom

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Capt. Waid C. Ramsey

August 5th, 2011 No comments

Born: July 16, 1970 in El Paso County, Texas
Died: August 4, 2011 in Paktika, Afghanistan

Capt. Waid C. Ramsey of Red Bay, Alabama graduated from Red Bay High School and from Athens State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Chip enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 1988 where he served for three years before joining the Regular Army in 1991 as an infantryman. He served five years on active duty before joining the Alabama National Guard in 1998. In 2000, he received his commission as a second lieutenant from the 200th Regiment (OCS), Alabama Army National Guard; his first assignment was as a Detachment Operations Commander with the 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (A). Ramsey served as the battalion human resources officer during a deployment to Uzbekistan in 2002-2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom. His military education includes the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, the Basic Airborne Course, the Air Assault Course, the Jumpmaster Course, the Support Operations Course, and the Captain’s Career Course. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Army Reserve Component. He was just shy of spending 20 years of military service. He died at age 41 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with small arms fire. He leaves his children, Bradley and Megan, his father, Perry E. Ramsey and wife, Kathy, his mother, Charlotte Ramsey Tarwater, two brothers, John Daniel Ramsey and Perry Patrick Ramsey, a sister, Jinni Ruth Ramsey and stepsisters, Allison P Craft and Danielle Latham.
Army
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
20th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Birmingham, Alabama

Burial is at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama

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Sgt Nicholas C. D. Hensley

June 25th, 2011 No comments

Born: September 4, 1982 in North Dakota
Died: June 24, 2011 in Landstuhl, Germany

Sgt. Nicholas C. D. Hensley of Prattville, Alabama was severely injured in an attack and was transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. His family was at his bedside when he died nine days later. Nick, also known as Nikko by his friends, is a 2001 graduate of Prattville High School. He was serving his third combat deployment. Previously he had deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, to Iraq for seven months from May to November 2006 and 15 months from June 2008 to September 2009. Hensley deployed to Afghanistan with 1st Brigade in February 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was scheduled for leave in just six weeks. His awards include, the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (awarded twice), Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. He died at age 28 in Landstuhl, Germany from injuries sustained in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 15 when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Army
4th Squadron
4th Cavalry Regiment
1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team
1st Infantry Division
Fort Riley, Kansas

Burial is at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas – Sec 41 Site 754

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