Akintade, Segun, 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
2003-2004, 11B10, 27th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced)
Service Years
2003 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Specialist



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1969
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brooklyn
Last Address
Abd Allah, Iraq

Casualty Date
Oct 28, 2004
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Calverton National Cemetery - Calverton, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord 1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Machine Gun

 
 National Guard Awards


 
 Unit Assignments
108th Infantry Regiment1st Infantry Division27th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced)
  2003-2004, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry
  2003-2004, 1st Infantry Division
  2003-2004, 11B10, 27th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Specialist Segun Akintade
—Pursuing an American Dream
Specialist Akintade immigrated to the
United States in the mid 1990s from Nigeria.
He settled in Brooklyn, went to college,
got a job and joined the National Guard.
He was officially naturalized in 2003 but
proudly joined ten other members of his
company in an Oath of Citizenship
ceremony as part of the battalion’s send
off event at Fort Drum on February 7th,
2004.
To members of his unit, Specialist
Akintade exemplified the “New American”
Citizen-Soldier. He was outspoken for his
love of freedom and the American way of
life. His enlistment in the Guard on March
9, 2001 was inspired by a deep sense of
pride, appreciation and determination. On
September 11, 2001, as mayhem and
destruction was wrought in New York City,
Akintade began his first day of Basic
Training at the United States Army
Infantry School.
He served diligently as a member of Bravo
Company, 1st Battalion 105th Infantry, until
mobilized with Alpha Company, 2nd
Battalion, 108th Infantry.
According to a biography generated by
his unit, Akintade loved being a soldier.
He took pride in being the best machine
gunner in First Platoon and Alpha
Company. He was an expert marksman
with the M240B machine gun, as well as a
recipient of the Army Physical Fitness
Patch.
Full Military Honors, Community Respect
The news of the loss of each Soldier was
received with great sorrow in the affected
communities and sympathy towards the
family. Specialist Akintade’s mother and
siblings reside in Nigeria. A Marine Corps
officer assigned to the US embassy
delivered the news to them in Lagos. The
mother requested that he be buried in his
adopted country and the embassy secured
visas for the family to come to the US for
the funeral. Both the Akintade and Uvanni
families requested military honors for their
loved ones.
Family Readiness Group representatives
performed an active role in supporting the
families behind the scenes and in
conjunction with the military Casualty
Assistance Officer from the Guard. Other
veteran and community groups also
reached out, especially in Rome for the
Uvanni family.
Military honors were carried out by the
NY Army National Guard and included an
honor guard, firing party, taps and a fly
over at the cemetery. Each Soldier’s mother
was presented with the Purple Heart and
Bronze Star Medals and the New York
State Medal for Valor on behalf of their lost
son. Both Soldiers had been awarded the
Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Sergeant
Uvanni was buried in St. John’s Cemetery
in Rome and Specialist Akintade was buried
in Calverton National Cemetery on Long
Island.
   
Comments/Citation
A COMPANY, 2ND BN, 108TH INFANTRY (1 ID), WHITEHALL, NEW YORK 12887 LOCATION:ABD ALLAH, IRAQ
   
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