Sawyer, Ronald, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
68W-Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic)
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2006-2009, 68W, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
Service Years
1993 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

Sergeant First Class

Five Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Austin, TX
Last Address
Trenton, MO

Casualty Date
Aug 25, 2009
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery - Killeen, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 1, Row P, Site 670

 Official Badges 

Army Recruiter (Gold) - 2 Sapphires 2nd Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Medical Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2009, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Expert Field Medical

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1993, Basic Training (Fort Leonard Wood, MO), B/3
 Unit Assignments
Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
  2002-2005, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion
  2005-2006, 2nd Infantry Division
  2006-2009, 68W, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
  2006-2009, 68W, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1999-1999 Operation Noble Anvil (Allied Force)
  2001-2014 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer According to unit records, Sawyer enlisted in March 1993. He reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for basic training on March 8, 1993, then reported to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on May 24, 1993 for Advanced Individual Training as a health care specialist. Sawyer served at Fort Carson, Colo., (report date: Aug. 18, 1993), Fort Hood, Texas, (April 8, 1996), Kaiserslautern, Germany (July 22, 1997), and a again at Fort Hood (Aug. 11, 2000), serving as a medical specialist, medical supply specialist, evacuation non-commissioned officer (NCO), section sergeant, rear-operations NCO, and squad leader. From July 18, 2002 through August 31, 2005, he served as an Army recruiter assigned to the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion. On Sept. 1, 2005, he reported to Camp Kasey, Korea, where he served for one year before reporting to Fort Lewis, Wash. on Nov. 20, 2006. Upon arrival at Fort Lewis, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. His overseas service time includes three years in Germany, a one-year tour in Korea, and deployments to Kosovo and Cuba.

Sawyer's civilian and military education include a high school diploma, two years (60 or more semester hours) of college credit, the Health Care Specialist qualification course (1993), Warrior Leader Course (1996), Defense Language Institute "Gateway to Germany" course (1997), Hazardous Materials transport course (1997), Basic NCO course (1998), Unit Prevention Leader course (1999), Equal Opportunity Program Manager course (2000), Recruiting Management course (2002), Advanced NCO course (2003), Emergency Medical Technician- Ambulance course (2005), Tactical Combat Medical Care course (2007), and the FBCB2: Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below course (2007).

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (six awards), Army Achievement Medal (eight awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (five awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (three awards), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, US Army Recruiter Badge-Gold with two Sapphire Achievement Stars, Expert Field Medical Badge, and the Drivers and Mechanics Badge.
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