Amos, John Douglas, II, SPC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2002-2004, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
Service Years
2002 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Specialist



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1983
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
VALPARAISO
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 04, 2004
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Graceland Cemetery - Valparaiso, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartGWOT Fallen
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
  2002-2004, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  2002-2004, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Valparaiso soldier remembered during funeral


Associated Press


VALPARAISO, Ind. — A soldier who died after an explosive device hit his vehicle in northern Iraq was buried in his hometown of Valparaiso.


More than 200 people, including friends, family members and strangers, attended services Tuesday for Army Pfc. John Amos II, 22, known as J.D.


“He would have loved all the attention,” said his mother, Susan Amos of Valparaiso.


She said military officials told her that her son died April 4 following a suicide attack in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. She said military officials told her his left leg had to be amputated. Medics were unable to revive him when he went into cardiac arrest after he was put on an airplane for evacuation, she said.


Amos, who was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (Light) from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, had been in Iraq for two months. Army officials posthumously awarded him with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.


John Amos grew up in Griffith before moving to Valparaiso, about 20 miles east of Gary. He joined the Army after graduating from Valparaiso High School in 2002, his mother said.


After a four-mile funeral procession through the city, six soldiers carried Amos’ casket from a hearse to the grave while a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace.”


Mourners surrounded the family at the cemetery, blocking a 25 mph wind, as an Army burial guard provided full military honors. Amos’ older sister, Becky, placed a white flower next to his grave and kissed his casket.


Amos is one of 22 Hoosiers who have died in the war in Iraq.


   
Comments/Citation
C COMPANY, 1ST BATTALION / 21ST INFANTRY REGIMENT, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI 96857 LOCATION:BALAD, IRAQ
   
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