Austin, Alan J., PVT2

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Last Rank
Private (E-2)
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2007-2008, 11B10, 782nd Main Support Battalion
Service Years
2007 - 2007

Private (E-2)



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Houston

Casualty Date
Aug 12, 2007
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Order of Saint Michael (Gold)


 Military Association Memberships
82nd Airborne Division AssociationIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
  2007, 82nd Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
782nd Main Support Battalion
  2007-2008, 782nd Main Support Battalion
  2007-2008, 11B10, 782nd Main Support Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2007-2007 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Houston Paratrooper Dies In Afghanistan

 

POSTED: Monday, August 13, 2007

 

Pvt. Alan J. Austin
HOUSTON -- A paratrooper from Houston with the 82nd Airborne Division died from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday.

Pvt. Alan J. Austin, 21, was a motor transport operator with the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion.

He died on Sunday from wounds received when his vehicle overturned while traveling in a convoy near Forward Operating Base Sharana.

"Each paratrooper that knows him will remember him in their own way they will grieve in their own way," said Capt. Simon Walbruch, Austin's company commander. "I know that Pfc. Alan Austin will not be forgotten."

Austin's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon, and the NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Austin, and his brother, Matthew McDaniel, both of Houston.

Austin joined the Army in March 2006 and completed basic training in June.

   
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