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Spc Bradley Louis Melton

Born: March 1, 1982 in Rolla, Missouri
Died: May 16, 2011 in Zabul, Afghanistan

Spc. Bradley L. Melton Rolla, Missouri graduated high school in 2000 and joined the United States Army the following October. His awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), the Army Good Conduct Medal (2 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star (2 awards), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge (Bar, Weapon: Rifle (Inscription: Rifle), Expert), Driver and Mechanic Badge (Bar, Driver-W, for wheeled vehicles), and the Overseas Service Bar (3 awards). He died at age 29 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Zabul province, Afghanistan. Also killed were two others from the same unit, Pvt. Chelzray Pressley of North Charleston, S.C., and Pvt. Lamarol J Tucker of Gainesville, Fla, and Staff Sgt. David D. Self of Pearl, Miss. He leaves his mother and stepfather, Benita and Steven Beem, his father, John Cotner, two sons, Preston and Tristan, two sisters, Amanda and Amber.
Brigade Troops Battalion
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division
Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Burial is at Flat Grove Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri

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