Amper, Nicanor, IV, SSG

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
19D20-Cavalry Scout
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2011, 19D20, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
Service Years
2005 - 2011
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1974
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Jose
Last Address
Khowst, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jul 05, 2011
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2B Site 544

 Official Badges 

1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2011, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment
  2005-2011, 19D20, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
  2005-2011, 19D20, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2005-2011 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

 


A Fort Knox soldier died earlier this week from wounds he received when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade, according to the Army.


U.S. Army Sgt. Nicano Amper IV, of San Jose, Calif., died Tuesday in Khowst Province, Afghanistan. The attack occurred in Shemal District, according to the Army, which didn’t give a date of the attack.


Amper was 36 years old. It was his first combat deployment.


Amper was a Cavalry Scout assigned to Troop A, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.


He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a rifleman in October 1995 and transferred to the Army in September 2005, according to the Army. He was assigned to Fort Knox in January 2010.


Amper was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart posthumously.


He also previously earned the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Naval Sea Service Ribbon, and the Army Service Ribbon.


There will be a memorial service for Amper at 10 a.m. next Tuesday at Prichard Place Chapel, Fort Knox. A memorial service is also scheduled in Afghanistan.


http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110708/NEWS01/307080075/Fort-Knox-soldier-killed-Afghanistan?odyssey=nav%7Chead



   
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