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Sgt Marvin Ray Calhoun Jr

September 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Born: January 21, 1987
Died: September 21, 2010 in Zabul, Afghanistan

Sgt. Marvin R. Calhoun Jr of Elkhart, Indiana is a 2006 graduate of Elkhart Central High School where he participated in football. Though he was naturally a jokester, he also knew how to be serious on the field. He entered the Army in June 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2007. Calhoun was a construction equipment repairer serving as a door gunner and was assigned to Bravo Company. His awards and decorations include, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Army Aviator Badge. He leaves his wife, Yamili, and daughter, Yohani, his father and step mother, Marvin R. and Susan Calhoun, his mother and stepfather, Shirin M. and Michael Reum, his sister, Shanon, his brothers, Travis, Marcus, Sydney, Jermael and Zachary, step-brothers, Joshua, Andree, and Brandon, and a step-sister, Crystal. He died in a helicopter crash at age 23 during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Also killed in the crash were, Army Maj. Robert F. Baldwin, Lt. (SEAL) Brendan J. Looney, Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) David B. McLendon, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonah D. McClellan, Navy Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class (SEAL) Denis C. Miranda, Army Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL) Adam O. Smith, and Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew G. Wagstaff.
5th Battalion
101st Combat Aviation Brigade
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Burial is at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Indiana

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