Spc Bradley David Rappuhn
Spc. Bradley D. Rappuhn of Grand Ledge, Michigan is a 2004 graduate of Grand Ledge High School. He enlisted in the Army in January of 2009, completing One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning. Following graduation from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program in August 2009, Bradley was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, where he served as an anti-armor specialist. His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program. He was currently serving his first deployment. Brad was supposed to come home in the end of July, but 45 days were added to his deployment. His Awards and Decorations include, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge. He also was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart. He leaves his father and stepmother, Cary and Debra Rappuhn, his mother, Roxanne Rappuhn, a brother Brent, and stepbrother and sister, Tyler Conklin and Ashley Conklin. Brad died at age 24 at Zhari Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device. He was posthumously promoted from Private First Class to Specialist.
75th Ranger Regiment
Fort Benning, Georgia
Burial is at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan – Sec 11 Site 463
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