Two 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, died Saturday in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from small-arms fire received at Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan.
Killed were Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark, 40, of Evans Mills, and Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard, 39, of Warrick.
Clark, a Security Force Advise and Assist Team commander, completed the ROTC program and was commissioned into the Army in August 1995. He arrived at Fort Drum in January 2009. Clark deployed to Bosnia in 1999, to Kuwait in 2003, to Iraq in 2003, 2006 and 2009, and to Afghanistan in 2010. He again deployed with his unit to Afghan-istan in January.
His awards and decorations include three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, Army Commendation Medal with distinguishing device, three Army Achievement Medals, two Presidential Unit Citation Awards, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, three Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, the NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge.
Clark graduated from the Command and General Staff College and completed the Combat Life Savers Course, Intermediate Level Education Qualification and Common Core Courses, Cavalry Leader Course, Armor Maneuver Captains Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School Course, Motor Pool Management Course, Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course and Airborne Course.
He is survived by his wife, two children, mother and father.
Leonard, an intelligence officer, graduated in May 1997 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned in the Army. She arrived at Fort Drum in July 2010. Leonard deployed to Bosnia in 1999, to Iraq in 2005 and to Afghanistan in 2011. She again deployed with her unit to Afghanistan in January.
Her awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, the Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, three Afghan-
istan Campaign Medals, two Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, five Overseas Service Ribbons, the NATO Badge, Para-
chutist Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.
Leonard completed the Intermediate Level Education Qualification and Common Core Courses, Counter Intelligent Agent Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School Course, Basic and Advanced Military Intelligence Officer Courses, Airborne Course, Air Movement Operator Course, Nuclear Biological and Chemical Officer Course, and the Master Fitness Trainer Course. She is survived by five siblings.
(Fort Drum Public Affairs Office)