Tag Archives: KIA

Fallen Special Tactics Officer to Receive Silver Star


HURLBURT FIELD, FL (Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) — Nearly 10 months after he was killed in action, Capt. Matthew R. Roland will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third-highest valorous combat decoration, for actions taken before his death Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. The medal will be presented during a small ceremony here, June 1, to the …

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Army Ranger Killed During Training Exercise


FORT STEWART, GA – A U.S. Army Ranger died Dec. 9, 2015, during a squad live fire exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury, 21, was seriously wounded during a live fire exercise and medevaced to the nearest treatment facility where he died of his wounds. The incident is under investigation. Aimesbury was assigned to Company D, 1st …

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320th STS PJ Remembered At Memorial Service


KADENA Air Base, Japan (Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer) – From a small special operations community a large group of people gathered to honor one man’s life. A memorial service was held Nov. 25 at Kadena Air Base for Tech. Sgt. Sean Barton, a pararescueman assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron who died Oct. 30 from injuries sustained after a …

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3rd SFG Soldier Dies in Afghanistan


FORT BRAGG, NC (USASOC)  – Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, 31, of Bay City, Mich. died Nov. 14, 2014 of injuries sustained during combat operations in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. Cathcart was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Cathcart’s fifth deployment …

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MARSOC Identifies Casualty


CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died February 15 of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. Born on June 28, 1977, Aaron joined …

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Pentagon IDs Special Forces Soldiers KIA


FORT BRAGG, NC (USASOC) – Two Special Forces Soldiers were killed February 12, 2014, during a small-arms engagement in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. The Soldiers were members of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. The Soldiers killed were: Spc. John Alexander Pelham Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., died Feb. 12, 2014, of wounds …

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SOF Soldier Dies of Wounds in Afghanistan


FORT BRAGG, NC (USASOC) – Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., died Jan. 15 of wounds received when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Lee enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in October 2007, completing his …

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