Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin
Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, 45, of Laramie, Wyo., died Aug. 8, in Sarkowi, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an insurgent who detonated a suicide vest. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. The brigade began a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in February 2012. Command Sgt. Maj. Griffin was the most senior enlisted soldier for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. His military career began in 1988 when he enlisted in the Army. During his Army career, Griffin served three tours in Iraq and had been deployed to Kuwait and the Balkans. His awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal w/Valor (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), Good Conduct Medal 7th Award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asian Service Medal (3 Service Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development ribbon (numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal Kuwait, NATO Medal, the Gold Army Recruiting Badge, and Combat Action Badge. He was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
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