McConnell, Andrew, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2007-2009, 11B10, 5th Brigade Stryker, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
2005 - 2009

Sergeant


One Service Stripe


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1985
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carlisle, PA
Last Address
Tacoma, WA

Casualty Date
Sep 14, 2009
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation II (2006-09)
Location of Interment
Tahoma National Cemetery - Kent, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 7, Site 26

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 2nd Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




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

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Air Assault Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment5th Brigade Stryker, 2nd Infantry Division
  2007-2009, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  2007-2009, 11B10, 5th Brigade Stryker, 2nd Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2006-2009 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation II (2006-09)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell grew up all over the world; his father is a career military officer. From Germany, to Italy to America, his family lived and loved and Andrew grew into a man who became a born leader, an inspiration to all who met him and someone who touched the hearts and souls of those around him. Andrew was attending North Georgia College on a ROTC scholarship when in October of 2005 he decided to leave and enlist in the Army. He was stationed first at Fort Bragg then reported to Fort Lewis, Washington in January 2007. Although he lived all over the world, Andrew considered Tahoma Washington his home. It was here that he met and married his wife Sarah in December of 2008, and they made their home. Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, he deployed to Afghanistan in July 2009. He and another soldier died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Sept. 14 in southern Afghanistan. Andrew’s awards and commendations include the Army Achievement Medal (four awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman Badge and Air Assault Badge. Andrew is survived by his wife Sarah; their unborn child; his father Col. Gregory “Scott” McConnell; his mother Kathy; and sisters Ashlee, Amanda, Alecia, Abbey and Amelia. Andrew lived his life for God, country and family never taking the easy route, he kept his fire burning. He had a beautiful soul. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.


 

   
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