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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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PO 1st Class James L. Smith

December 11th, 2013 No comments

Petty Officer 1st Class James L. Smith, 38, of Huffman, Texas, died Dec. 11, in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat related incident. Smith was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28, Shreveport, La. James was dedicated, was a great mechanic, soldier, and Seabee. He was easy going and had a good sense of humor. He leaves his wife, Melissa, his very adored daughter, Cheyenne, his parents, Phyllis and Therman Smith, and his siblings, Travis and Ron Smith. Bailey Cemetery in Alton, Missouri

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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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Spc Keith Erin Grace Jr

August 13th, 2013 No comments

Born: February 18, 1987 in Harris County, Texas
Died: August 11, 2013 in Paktia, Afghanistan

Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., 26, of Baytown, Texas died Aug. 11, in Paktia Province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Houston National Cemetery – Sec G4 Site 1146

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Pfc John Alexander Mattox

August 10th, 2013 No comments

Born: February 26, 1985 in Texas
Died: August 10, 2008 in Afghanistan

Pvt. John A. Mattox of Daingerfield, Texas attended Daingerfield High School and joined the Army in October 2007 and had been deployed in Afghanistan since June 2008. Known by his shortened middle name, Alex, he was set to return home for a visit in just two weeks. He had a zest for life and a well-known sense of humor and seemed to always have a sideways smile on his face as though he was in on a joke that others weren’t. He was a member of South Union Missionary Baptist Church. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (posthumous), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (posthumous), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Ribbon, Wheeled Driver’s Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Alex is the son of Mike and Judy Mattox, and the grandson of Judge Bob Mattox and his wife, Edna and Ernestine Waters. Also surviving are two brothers, Austin and Dawson, and one sister, Ashlie. He died at age 23 at Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. Clark Cemetery in Jenkins, Texas
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Sgt. Anthony R. Maddox

July 23rd, 2013 No comments

Born: November 15, 1990
Died: July 22, 2013 in Landstuhl Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Sgt. Anthony R. Maddox of Port Arthur, Texas died at age 22, in Landstuhl, Germany, of a non-combat related incident that occurred in Andar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina forced his family to move from Louisiana to Southeast Texas. He enrolled at Nederland High School where he played football. He graduated in 2009 and joined the Job Corps. In January 2011 he joined the Army. After training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Lee, Virginia he arrived at Fort Drum in July 2011. Maddox deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in January 2013. Maddox’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Combat Action Badge. Houston National Cemetery in Texas – Sec U Site 822

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Sgt William Robert Moody

June 20th, 2013 1 comment

Born: Januaru 25, 1983 in Belleville, Illinois
Died: June 18, 2013 in Afghanistan

Sgt. William R. Moody, 30, of Burleson, Texas, was assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. He died June 18, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. William is a 2002 graduate of Burleson High School. He joined the Army in 2004 and was currently serving in his third tour in Afghanistan. He previously deployed from May 2009-April 2010, August 2010-August 2011 and since November 2012. He had earned 13 awards for service. Among his decorations were the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, two medals for good conduct, the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terror Service Medal. Also killed were Army Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, Army Spc. Ember M. Alt and Army Spc. Robert W. Ellis. Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas

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SSG Job M. Reigoux

June 4th, 2013 No comments

Born: April 15, 1983 in Austin, Texas
Died: June 1, 2013 in Ghazni, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Job M. Reigoux, 30, of Austin, Texas, died June 1, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. Rex was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. He graduated from Echelon School Honors Academy and joined the military at age 19. SSG Reigoux deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012.

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Pfc Mariano Martin Raymundo

June 3rd, 2013 No comments

Pfc. Mariano M. Raymundo, 21, of Houston, Texas, died June 1, in Sharan, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. He attended Elisk high school. Pfc Raymundo was a wheeled vehicle mechanic who joined the Army in November 2011. He completed training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and was assigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina before his assignment to Fort Drum in May 2012. Raymundo deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in January 2013. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, a Certificate of Achievement, and the Driver and Mechanic Badge and Mechanic Bar. He was known by most as 'Bo' and he graduated at Elsick High School in South Houston Texas. He leaves his mother, Ellen Santos Raymundo, sisters, Rachel and Samantha Raymundo, Jacqueline R. Santos and and niece: Oliva R. Perez. He is also survived by his grandparents on the island of Guam, Florencio M. and Elpidia C. Santos and his father: Jose M. Raymundo, sister, Alondrah J. Raymundo and other step siblings. Also survived by his grandmother: Mercedes Ramirez. Houston National Cemetery in Texas – Sec S3 Site 128

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