Andres, Joseph J, Jr., MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18Z-Special Forces Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2003-2005, 18E, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC)
Service Years
1992 - 2005
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Special Forces

Master Sergeant

Four Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seven Hills
Last Address
Balad, Iraq

Casualty Date
Dec 24, 2005
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group Army Special Operations Command

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2005, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Expert Field Medical
Parachutist (Basic)Military Freefall Parachutist
Special Forces

 Unit Assignments
68th Medical Group30th Medical GroupWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC)US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC)
  1993-1996, 91B10, 68th Medical Group
  1993-1996, 91B10, 30th Medical Group/42nd Medical Company (Ambulance)
  1996-1999, 91B10, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC)
  1999-2000, 18E, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  2000-2003, 18E, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group/A Company
  2003-2005, 18E, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2005-2005 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Cincinnati
  1991-1993, University of Cincinnati
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PRESS RELEASE: Special Operations Soldier dies in Iraq

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Dec. 25, 2005) — A U.S. Army special operations Soldier based here died Dec. 24, 2005, when his unit was attacked with enemy small arms fire during combat operations in central Iraq.

Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr., 34, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command here, died of injuries he sustained during the attack.

A native of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Andres graduated from Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio, and enlisted in the Army Reserve as a combat medic on Feb. 18, 1992. On April 21, 1993, he volunteered for active duty service and was assigned as a combat medic to the 42nd Medical Company, 68th Medical Group, Wiesbaden, Germany. He later served as a medical noncommissioned officer in A Company, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, and as a Special Forces communications noncommissioned officer in A Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. Andres has been assigned to USASOC since Dec. 2003.

His military training includes the U.S. Army Airborne Course, the U.S. Army Ranger Course, the Military Freefall Course, the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Static Line Jumpmaster Course and the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course.

Andres’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, three Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Field Medic Badge, the Military Freefall Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Driver/Mechanics Badge. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of master sergeant.

Andres is survived by his parents, Joseph and Sandra Andres, of Seven Hills, Ohio.
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