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Apr 30, 2014

Release Number: 1404-03


Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

Release Nr: 1404-03

April 30, 2014

Fort Drum Public Affairs


10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan


Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier with 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team died April 28, in Nejrab District, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. 


Killed is Sergeant Shawn M. Farrell II, age 24, of Accord, New York . He was an infantryman.


Farrell joined the Army in September 2006. After training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas. He arrived at Fort Drum in May 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March 2011 to March 2012. Farrell deployed with his unit in

November 2013 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


Farrell's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense

Service Medal, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Noncommissioned OfficersProfessional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert

Infantryman Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He completed the Warrior Leader Course, the Combat Life Savers Course and the Air Assault Course.


Farrell is survived by his wife and parents.

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