Fallen Patriot – SSG Edward F. Dixon III

June 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Staff Sergeant Edward F. Dixon III

The following is from http://www.news-leader.com

A soldier stationed at Missouri’s Whiteman Air Force Base was among four who died in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a Department of Defense news release.

Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, died in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over.

A Department of Defense spokesman said the cause of the accident remained under investigation.

Dixon listed his hometown as Whiteman Air Force Base.

The soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

Other soldiers killed in the same accident were Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, of Lodge, S.C.; Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, 28, Worcester, Mass., and Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz, 21, Beloit, Wis.

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By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Thursday, June 30, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Edward F. Dixon III who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor,  all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jasper County only, from sunrise on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, until sunset on Sunday, July 10, 2011, in memory of Staff Sergeant Edward F. Dixon III.

To visit his online Guest Book Click Here.

Below is a Youtube tribute to our fallen Warriors Fallen Warriors during the period June 15-22, 2011.



Fallen Patriot – Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger

June 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Jeremy A Katzenberger

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Wife Colleen A. (Montgomery) Katzenberger, Son Everett James Katzenberger (now 7 months), Jeremy A Katzenberger

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, June 15, 2011) – A U.S. Army Ranger was killed in action on June 14 during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jeremy Andrew Katzenberger was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

He was killed by direct fire from enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Paktika Province.

A native of Weatherby Lake, Mo., Katzenberger enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 2004. For more than six years, Katzenberger served as a rifleman, automatic rifleman, team leader and Ranger squad leader in 1st Bn., 75th Ranger Regt.

The 75th Ranger Regt. has been continuously deployed to Afghanistan since October 2001.

“Staff Sgt. Katzenberger was a phenomenal Ranger who died while leading his men in an assault against our enemies. He died while protecting our Nation and we will not forget his sacrifice,” said Col. Michael Foster, commander, 1st Bn., 75th Ranger Regt. “He was universally respected by every member of this command and was a devoted, loving husband and proud father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Katzenberger family.”

Katzenberger previously served on four deployments to Iraq and this was his fourth deployment to Afghanistan.

“I wish the American people could truly understand the dedication and sacrifice that Staff Sgt. Jeremy Katzenberger made for his country. Since early 2005, Jeremy has either been in combat or training for combat. This was his eighth combat deployment,” said Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander, 75th Ranger Regt. “Jeremy was the epitome of a Ranger squad leader; he is a hero to our Nation, the Army and his family.”

Katzenberger is survived by his wife Colleen A. (Montgomery) Katzenberger, son Everett James both of Richmond Hill, Ga., and his parents Robert and Peggy Katzenberger of Weatherby Lake, Mo.

An incredible memorial site is at: http://jeremykatzenberger.com/

Please take the time to visit, and if at all possible make a donation to help his family.

Fallen Patriot – PFC Matthew Joseph England

June 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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PFC Matthew Joseph England

Matthew Joseph England
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

Private 1st Class Matthew Joseph England, 22, from Gainesville, Mo., died June 8 when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in An Najaf province, Iraq.

England entered active-duty service in September 2009 as an armor crewman. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment since January 2010.

England deployed in support of Operation New Dawn in August 2010.

His awards and decorations include an Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

In PFC England’s honor, national and state flags will be lowered statewide for one full day on Monday June 20, 2011 and will be flown at half staff in Ozark County from June 21, 2011 – June 26, 2011.

To View and Sign PFC England’s Guest Book, click here.

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