Blankenbecler, James D., CSM

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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Primary Unit
2002-2003, HHB, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery
Service Years
1983 - 2003
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Command Sergeant Major

Six Service Stripes

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 01, 2003
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section CT3-I, Row 600, Site 615

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2003, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Master Parachutist
Air Assault Badge
Pathfinder Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery
  2002-2003, HHB, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  2001-2002 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2003-2003 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
October 02, 2003


DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, 40, of Alexandria, Va., was killed on Oct. 1 in Samarra, Iraq. Blankenbecler was in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades. Blankenbecler died of his injuries.

Blankenbecler was assigned to 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.
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