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Pfc Anthony James White

Born: August 30, 1985 in Seoul, Korea
Died: March 25, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq

Pfc. Anthony J. White of Columbia, South Carolina attended Richland Northeast High School where he played Forward on the Cavaliers Varsity Basketball Team graduating in 2003. After high-school, he joined the military, following in his father’s footsteps. His father is a 30 year-veteran who spent much of his career at Fort Bragg with the 82nd. He also planned on going to master jump school, just like his dad. But he died two months short of his expected return. Anthony entered the Army on March 17 2005 and after attending Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, PV2 White graduated from 63B Advanced Individual Training on 9 August, 2005. Upon completion of Airborne School, PV2 White was assigned to Delta Company, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion in direct support of 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry. PV2 White served as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on August 9 2006. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. Affectionately known as “Amp,” Anthony was a talented, outgoing, yet shy young man, whose warm personality and gentle smile instantly captivated your heart. To know him was to love him. Anthony loved life. He loved his family and his friends. Also, he was a devoted fan of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. He was passionate about the “blue and white.” He was a courteous and respectable individual to all that he met. He leaves his parents Harry and Kum White and his brother Randy White. He was was killed at age 21 while serving in Iraq.
5th Squadron
73rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
82nd Airborne Division
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Burial is at Greenlawn Serenity Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina

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