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Apr 30, 2011

Release Number: 1104-08

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Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

 

April 29, 2011

 

Release Number: 1104-08

 

Fort Drum Public Affairs

 

10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Solider stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana, was killed Thursday, April 28, in Wardak

Province, Afghanistan, when his unit was attacked with small arms fire.

 

Killed is Staff Sergeant Matthew D. Hermanson, age 22 of Appleton, Wisconsin. He was an infantryman 2nd Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

 

Hermanson joined the U.S. Army in March 2007, completed training at Fort Benning, Georgia and was subsequently stationed to Fort Polk in December 2007. He deployed to in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2007 to January 2009. Hermanson deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2010.

 

Hermanson's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He completed the Warrior Leadership and the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade courses.

 

Hermanson is survived by his wife, mother and father.



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


 



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