Fortenberry, Wesley, CW3

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
153A-Rotary Wing Aviator
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
2004-2004, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
Service Years
1985 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Cold War Certificate

Aviation


Ranger
Chief Warrant Officer 3



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1965
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
WOODVILLE
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 12, 2004
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

82nd Airbone Division 1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartUS Army Warrant Officers AssociationCombat Helicopter Pilots Association
  2004, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, US Army Warrant Officers Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Combat Helicopter Pilots Association [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Aviator Badge (Master)
Parachutist (Basic)Pathfinder Badge
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
  2004-2004, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Army CWO Wesley C. Fortenberry

38, of Woodville, Texas.
Fortenberry died in Baghdad, Iraq when his helicopter was shot down. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 11, 2004.

Please send information, photos, and corrections for Army CWO Wesley C. Fortenberry.Chuck and I served together in the 82nd Airborne's Pathfinder unit at Fort Bragg in 1984 and 1985. He was a superlative soldier and an even better friend. My deepest condolences to Chuck's family. His memory will be in our hearts forever. We love you Chuck. Godspeed."
Ed Dalbey, U.S. Army (Airborne), ret. of Seattle, WA

Fortenberry had a variety of duties throughout his career, his father said. He served in the 82nd Airborne, became a Ranger and worked in Alaska before joining a warrant officer program to fly helicopters about 10 years ago.

   
Comments/Citation
CO. C 1ST BATTALION / 227TH AVIATION REGIMENT (1ST CAV), FORT HOOD, TX 76544 LOCATION:BAGHDAD, IRAQ [Image]

Chief Warrant Officer Micahel E. Hampton says his final goodbye to fellow pilot Chief Warrant Officer Wesley Charles "Chuck" Fortenberry after funeral services in Temple, Texas, on Thursday, April 22, 2004. Fortenberry, 38, of Woodville, Texas, died April 11 when his AH-64 Apache helicopter was shot down west of Baghdad by insurgents. Fortenberry and Hampton served together for 18 months with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood. (AP Photo/Killeen Daily Herald, Steve Traynor)


   
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