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Aug 14, 2011

Release Number: 1108-03

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Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

August 14, 2011

Release Number: 1108-03

Fort Drum Public Affairs

 

10th Mountain Division Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Drum, NY - Five Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, were killed in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, August 11, when their unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

 

Killed were:

 

Sergeant Edward J. Frank II, age 26, of Yonkers, New York.  Frank was an Infantryman who joined the Army in August 2005.  After training at Fort Benning, Georgia he served in Germany from December 2005 until July 2010 when he arrived at Fort Drum.  Frank previously deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, from August 2006 through November 2007 and from December 2008 through November 2009.  Frank deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.

 

Frank's awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

 

Frank is survived by his wife, three children, father and mother.

 

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Sergeant Jameel T. Freeman, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland.  Freeman was an Infantryman who came to Fort Drum in April 2010.  He had previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2007 to April 2008.  Freeman deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.

 

Freeman's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, two Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, the

National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

 

Freeman is survived by his wife, two children and mother.

 

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Specialist Jordan M. Morris, age 23, of Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Morris was an Infantryman who joined the Army in January 2011, completed training at Fort Benning, Georgia and came to Fort Drum in March 2011.  Morris deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in June 2011.

 

Morris's awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

 

Morris is survived by his mother and father.

 

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Specialist Patrick L. Lay II, age 21, of Fletcher, North Carolina.  Lay was an Infantryman who joined the Army in September 2009. After completing training at Fort Benning, Georgia he came to Fort Drum in January 2010.  Lay deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring

Freedom in March 2011.

 

Lay's awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman

Badge.

 

Lay is survived by his mother and father.

 

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Private First Class Rueben J. Lopez, age 27, of Williams, California.  Lopez was an Infantryman who joined the Army in August 2010. After completing training at Fort Benning, Georgia he came to Fort Drum in April 2011 and subsequently deployed in  support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Lopez's awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

 

Lopez is survived by his mother and father.

 



Media with inquiries regarding this press release should call Julie Cupernall, Fort Drum Public Affairs, 315-772-8286 or email julie.cupernall@us.army.mil.

 


 
 
 
 
 



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