Billingsley, Tramaine, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2010-2010, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
2009 - 2010
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

Private First Class



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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1990
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portsmouth
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 14, 2010
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 60 Site 9680

 Official Badges 

4th Infantry Division


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 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2014, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment
  2010-2010, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2020 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died: October 14, 2010 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Tramaine J. Billingsley of Portsmouth, Virginia is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School where he wrestled, played soccer and was a drum major in the marching band. He was also a member of the Reserve Officer’s Training Corp. His father served twenty one years in the military before retiring. His older brother, Trevon, was in the Army and his twin, Tramal, was in the Navy. So it was no surprise to know that Tramaine also wanted to do his part. He joined the Army in September 2009. He was serving his first tour overseas. His Awards and Decorations include, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He died at age 20 while conducting combat operations between Moqur and Darreh-Ye-Bum, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Army
7th Squadron
10th Cavalry Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team
4th Infantry Division
Fort Carson, Colorado
Arlington National Cemetery
   
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A casket draped in stars and stripes sat front and center in the chapel of Snellings Funeral Home in Portsmouth Thursday night.


It's exactly the place where Private First Class Tramaine Billingsley would have wanted to be.

His twin brother, Tramal Billingsley says, "He always wanted to be center of attention, so he would love it right now. For everybody to be here, he was always fighting for attention."

Fighting for attention is the way Tramaine lived his life. Fighting for his country is the way his life ended.

But friends and family say it's the way Tramaine would have wanted it and they gathered tonight to remember him.

Tramal says Tramaine always knew how to get everyone together. They've all come from across the globe to remember the young man's life and sacrifice.

Tramal is in the Navy, stationed in Italy. The smile on his face reminds you of just how proud he is that his twin brother paid the ultimate sacrifice.

"I'm proud of him. I look up to him now. Whenever I do my job, I'm going to look up and keep him in mind while I'm doing it. I'm proud that he's in a better place now and he's safe," Tramal says.

The family handed everyone who came tonight a small card. In it was a poem titled, "I'm Free," a few words to express what they believe Tramaine would say if he could.

His sister, Shatara Billingsley says, "I know he's eating all this attention up like see, I told you. And I love him and I miss him, but I appreciate the support from everybody. On behalf of my family, we really appreciate it. It helps, it definitely helps."

 

   
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