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Jun 8, 2011

Release Number: 1106-02

By:

Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

 

June 7, 2011

 

Release Number: 1106-02

 

Fort Drum Public Affairs

 

10th Mountain Division Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Drum, NY - Two OH-58D pilots with Task Force Tigershark, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, were killed in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sunday, June 5, when their

aircraft crashed. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

 

Killed were:

 

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kenneth R. White, age 35, of Fort Collins, Colorado.

 

White joined the U.S. Army in 1994, went to flight school in 2002, completed training, and has been serving at Fort Drum since July 2003.  He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice, from August 2005 to

September 2006 and October 2008 to October 2009.  He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2010.

 

White's awards and decorations include two Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, two Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, two Iraq

Campaign Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the Army Aviator Badge, the Combat Action Badge and the Senior Aviator Badge.

 

White is survived by his wife and 3 children, mother and father.

 

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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bradley J. Gaudet, age 31, of Gladewater, Texas.

 

Gaudet joined the U.S. Army in 2004, went to flight school in 2006, completed training, and had been serving at Fort Drum since October 2007. He deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January to May 2005, and from October 2008 to October 2009. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2010.

 

Gaudet's awards and decorations include the Air Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the

National Defense Service Medal, two Iraq Campaign Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Aviator Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

 

Gaudet is survived by his wife, 2 children, mother and father.



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

 


 
 



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