Abad, Sergio, SPC

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C10-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2008-2008, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
2006 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Wanat, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jul 13, 2008
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 7-II Row 3 Site 4

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2008, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
173rd Airborne Brigade2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment
  2008-2008, 173rd Airborne Brigade
  2008-2008, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2008-2008 FOB Salerno, Khost (Matun) District, Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
July 16, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of nine soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when their outpost was attacked by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
            Killed were:
            1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, of Hawaii.
            Sgt. Israel Garcia, 24, of Long Beach, Calif.
            Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, 24, of Snellville, Ga.
            Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, 25, of Seattle, Wash.
            Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, 24, of Clinton, Tenn.
            Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, 27, of Jasper, Ga.
            Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey, 22, of Haw River, N.C.
            Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling, 20, of Florissant, Mo.
            Spc. Sergio S. Abad, 21, of Morganfield, Ky.
            For more information media may contact the Southern European Task Force public affairs office at 011-39-0444-71-7011/-8020, or after hours at (328) 733-2167.
15 MARCH 1987 – 13 JULY 2008

Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment

SPC Sergio S. Abad was born on 15 March 1987 in Miami, Florida.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 17 January 2006.

SPC Abad completed training as an 11C Mortarman from One Station Unit Training and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia.  He also attended the Ranger Indoctrination Program, 75th Ranger Regiment before being assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment in August 2006.

SPC Abad deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM VIII in May 2007.  He served with HHC for 10 months before being assigned to Chosen Company as a 120mm Mortar Gunner.  During his time with Chosen, SPC Abad participated in countless fire missions in support of friendly troops on the ground.

SPC Abad’s awards include: Bronze Star Medal (Posthumous), Purple Heart (Posthumous), Army Commendation Medal w/ combat distinguishing device “V”, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (Posthumous), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Basic Parachutist Badge.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 7-II Row 3 Site 4

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