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Apr 19, 2011

Release Number: 1104-04

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Fort Drum Public Affairs

Three 10th Mountain Division Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

April 19, 2011

Release Nr: 1104-04

Fort Drum Public Affairs

 

Three 10th Mountain Division Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Drum, NY - Three 10th Mountain Division Soldiers were killed April 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan when their unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device.  All were infantrymen with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.  All deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.

 

Killed were:

Specialist Charles J. Wren, age 25, of Beeville, Texas.

Wren joined the U.S. Army in February 2008 and after completing training at Fort Benning, Georgia, came to Fort Drum, NY in June 2008. Wren previously deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from December 2008 to December 2009.

Wren's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He also completed the Combat Life Savers and the Combatives Level 1 courses.

Wren is survived by his wife and brother.

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Sergeant Paul J. Atim, age 27, of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Atim  joined the U.S. Army in November, 2006 and after completing training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina,  he was assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Atim  came to Fort Drum, NY in December 2010.

Atim previously deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April, 2009 to April, 2010.

Atim's awards and decorations include two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon

and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He also completed the Warrior Leadership and Combat Life Savers courses.

Atim is survived by his child and mother.

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Specialist Joel A. Ramirez, age 22, of Waxahachie, Texas.

Ramirez joined the U.S. Army in September 2009 and after completing training at Fort Benning, Georgia, came to Fort Drum in January 2010.  This was his first deployment.

Ramirez's awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Ramirez is survived by his child, mother and father.

 



Media with inquiries regarding this press release should call Fort Drum Public Affairs, 315-772-5463 or email kae.young@us.army.mil.


 
 



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