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Staff Sgt. Girard David Gass Jr

August 3rd, 2014 No comments

Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, died Aug. 3, in Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident while on patrol that occurred in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Jerry enlisted in the Army in August of 2008 under the Special Forces Enlistment Option. Upon completion of Army Basic Combat and Advanced Individual Training, the Army Basic Airborne Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course, he reported to 3rd SFG (A) as a Special Forces medical sergeant in August 2011. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (second award) and National Defense Service Medal. Gass was posthumously awarded his second Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was also awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Special Forces Tab. Beaufort National Cemetery in South Carolina – Sec 18 Site 77A

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Spc. Andrew H. Sipple

January 18th, 2014 No comments
Spc. Andrew H. Sipple, 22, of Cary, N.C., died Jan. 17, in Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He entered active duty service in April 2010 and deployed in support of Operation New Dawn from September 2010 to August 2011. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal. Raleigh Memorial Park.
 
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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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Sgt. William Dewitt Brown III

September 19th, 2013 No comments

Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, of Franklin, N.C., died Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident. The soldier's death is under investigation. Brown was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La. Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, of Franklin, N.C., died Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident. The soldier's death is under investigation. Brown was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La. Brown enlisted in the Army in May 2010 and served as a health-care specialist. After completing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Brown was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He then transferred to Fort Polk and arrived at the west-central Louisiana Army post in December. He was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He deployed to Afghanistan in July. His decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Medal, the NATO Medal and the Certificate of Achievement, according to the Army. His other achievements included completing the Brigade Combat Team Trauma Course, the Warrior Leadership Course and the Combat Lifesavers Course, according to the Army.

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Senior Airman Bryce Powers

April 26th, 2013 No comments

Byrce PowersSenior Airman Bryce K. Powers, 21, of Monroe, North Carolina died April 26, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Misawa, Japan, where he was stationed.  He was born January 9, 1992 in Fremont, California. He attended Union County schools and graduated from Piedmont High School in 2010. He was currently serving as a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force in "AMMO" Munitions. Bryce joined the Air Force through the "Delayed Entry" program during his Junior year of high school at age 17. Bryce received the prestigious Union County Patriot Award in 2009. Served four years in the NC-955 Air Force JROTC group, eventually serving as NC-955 Group Commander during his Senior year in 2010; receiving multiple ribbons and awards.

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LCpl Mason Jason Vanderwork

March 18th, 2013 1 comment

Born: April 28, 1991 in Jamestown, New York
Died: March 18, 2013 in Mineral County, Nevada

Lance Cpl. Mason J. Vanderwork, 21, of Jacksonville, North Carolina is a 2010 St. Stephens High School graduate. Stationed at Camp Lejeune, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps just after his high school graduation. In the two-and-a-half years that followed, the football player from St. Stephens High School served overseas twice, bought his first car and got married to a girl from home after a two month courtship. He wanted to be a marine because he knew it would help him become a man. His family remembers as a spontaneous, caring person who loved the beach, fast cars and spending time with family and friends. LCpl Vanderwork was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in August 2011. Vanderwork's awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011. Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia – Sec 60 Site 10464

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Spc David Tyler Proctor

March 14th, 2013 No comments

Spc. David T. Proctor, 26, of Greensboro, N.C., died March 13, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries sustained during a non-combat incident on March 3, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Tyler attended Startown Elementary School and Fred T. Foard High School in Newton. Proctor joined the Army in August 2011 and arrived at his unit in November 2011. This was his first deployment. Known as “Tyler,” he was a 2004 graduate of Fred T. Foard High School and attended Lenoir-Rhyne University on a full academic scholarship. Ty then transferred to UNC-Greensboro, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He intended to make the military a career.

Visitation:
Thursday, March 21
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at
Catawba Funerals & Cremations
3060 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 322-1210

Funeral Service:
Friday, March 22
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at
Catawba Funerals & Cremations
3060 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Burial:
Friday, March 22
12:00 PM
Catawba Memorial Park
3010 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602

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Lt. Leonard Robinson

December 15th, 2012 No comments

Born: February 9, 1983

Died: December 15, 2012 in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Lt. Leonard Robinson, 29, of Spring Lake, N.C., died Dec. 15, of non-combat related injuries while home on leave in Fayetteville, N.C. He was assigned to the Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy detachment located at the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Bahrain. Robinson joined the military on December 18, 2008. Prior to serving in Bahrain, Robinson was stationed at the Naval Health Clinic at Cherry Point. His awards and decorations include the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Achievement Medal. Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery – Sec 10A Site 197

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CWO 3 Gary Stouffer

November 18th, 2012 No comments

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gary Stouffer of Hubert, N.C. was raised in Newport, Pennsylvania and graduated from Newport High School. He joined the Marines while at West Virginia University, serving in Albania, Kosovo and twice in Iraq. In 2010, Stouffer was injured when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle during a re-supply mission in Afghanistan. The attack left him with a traumatic brain injury, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and compression fractures in his neck and lower back. Two years later, he was still undergoing speech and physical therapy, while waiting to find out if he had to take a medical retirement or could stay in the Marines on limited duty. He was hoping to retire in two years, at which point he would have had 20 years of service. Stouffer died Nov. 15, of injuries sustained when a train hit the parade float he was riding on in Midland, Texas. Arlington National Cemetery – Sec 60 Site 10311

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Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr

November 16th, 2012 No comments

SSG Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Reportedly, his death is Lewis-McChord’s 33rd fatal casualty in Afghanistan this year. Staff Sgt. Battle entered the Army in June 2005 and reported to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training MOS 12B (Combat Engineer). Upon graduation from AIT, he arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Nov. 2005. He was assigned to 1st Special Forces Group Support Battalion, as a gunner. He deployed with the unit to Iraq from May 2008 to February 2009. In September 2009, he was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company as a team leader. He deployed to Iraq from February 2010 to September 2010. In November 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan, this time as a squad leader. Staff Sgt. Battle’s civilian and military education includes a high school diploma (2005), Military Occupational Specialty 12B: Combat Engineer (2005), Combat Lifesaver and Tactical Combat Medical Care Courses (2006), Airborne School (2007), Combatives Level I (2007), Bus Drivers Course (2007), Warrior Leaders Course (2011), Information Assurance Certification Program (2011), Short Range Marksmanship Course (2011), Combatives Level 2 (2011), and the Advanced Leaders Course (2012). Garden of Gethsemane

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