Bauer, Justin, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2006-2009, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/HHC
Service Years
2004 - 2009
Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Loveland

Casualty Date
Jan 11, 2009
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Order of Saint Michael (Gold)


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple Heart505th Panther Association82nd Airborne Division AssociationN/A
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
  2009, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, 505th Panther Association [Verified]
  2009, 82nd Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  2009, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Driver-M
 
 
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Pistol
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
82nd Airborne Division505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  2006-2009, 11B10, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
  2006-2009, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  2006-2009, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Victory, Bagdad, Iraq
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Staff Sgt. Justin Bauer, 24, died when an improvised-explosive device detonated near his patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2009. The Army supplied this photo from before his most recent promotion.

 

Bragg paratrooper killed in Iraq

Staff Sgt. Justin Bauer, 24Posted: Jan. 12, 2009

Updated: Jan. 13, 2009

Fort Bragg, N.C. — An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died when an improvised-explosive device detonated near his patrol in Baghdad Saturday.

Staff Sgt. Justin Bauer, 24, was serving with the 2nd Battalion. 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

His fellow soldiers and family members mourned the loss of a person they said was a remarkable man.

"He was a model husband, loving and compassionate, and a son who never gave his family any problems when he was growing up," his wife, Kari Bauer, said in a statement.

"Bauer was an exception leader, twice tested in combat deployments with the battalion over the past two years," Lt. Col. Louis Zeisman, commander of the 2nd Battalion, said.

Bauer joined the Army in October 2004 and completed training at Fort Benning, Ga. He was assigned to the 82nd as an assistant gunner in August 2005.

His wife said that becoming a paratrooper had long been a goal of Bauer.

"I knew from when I first met Justin that he had a desire to serve his country and be a paratrooper. We supported and prayed for him everyday," Kari Bauer said.

Kari Bauer described her husband as an entertainer who made everyone around him laugh and loved boating and playing football. After serving in the Army, he planned to move back to his hometown in Colorado, become a firefighter and have children.

Bauer’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

Bauer is survived by Kari Bauer, of Berthoud, Colo., his father, Gregory Bauer, of LaSalle, Colo., his mother, Connie Haddock, of Loveland, Colo.; and two younger siblings.

His unit planned to hold a memorial service in Iraq. His family said they would bury him in Colorado but hadn't made specific arrangements.

Family and fellow soldiers said that Bauer's impact on their lives was deep and won't be forgotten.

"While this loss will be long and deeply felt by all of us, his legacy will remain – measured by the high caliber of the soldiers he led and the tremendous respect he had earned from his peers and superiors alike," Zeisman said.

"Words cannot express how proud we are of him, and he will always be our hero," Kari Bauer said. "He will always be with us in our hearts and minds and will never be forgotten."

   
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