Amundson, William M, Jr., CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C10-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2001-2004, 11C10, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Service Years
2001 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom


Ranger
Corporal


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1983
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Woodlands
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 18, 2004
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 60 SITE 7966

 Official Badges 

3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2004, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)
Rifle
Mortar
Germany Jump Wings (Silver)

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  2001-2004, 11C10, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2004-2004 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CPL. WILLIAM M. AMUNDSON

Killed in action on Oct. 18, 2004

Operation Enduring Freedom

 

Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high “esprit de corps” of my Ranger Regiment... - FIRST STANZA OF THE RANGER CREED

Cpl. William M. Amundson, 21, was a mortarman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born June 4, 1983 in Texas.

He was killed Oct. 18, 2004, during a ground assault force infiltration in eastern Afghanistan when the Ground Mobility Vehicle he was riding in rolled over.

A native of The Woodlands, Texas, Cpl. Amundson enlisted in the Army in May 2001 and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning as an indirect fire infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he was assigned to the Ranger Training Detachment, 75th Ranger Regt.

He graduated from the Ranger Indoctrination Program in November 2001 and was then assigned to 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regt. He served there as a 60 mm mortar gunner.

Cpl. Amundson’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge with combat jump device. He was also awarded the German Parachutist Badge.

Cpl. Amundson was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal.

He is survived by his parents, Michele Sanderson of Montgomery, Texas, and William Amundson Sr. of Plano, Texas.

As a Ranger, Cpl. William Amundson distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier light infantry unit, traveled to all corners of the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism and fought valiantly to “uphold the prestige, honor, and high ‘esprit de corps’” of the Ranger Regiment.

- RANGERS LEAD THE WAY! -

   
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