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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Service Years
1983 - 2002
MOS
98G10-Cryptological Communications Interceptor/Locator
Home Country
Germany
Staff Sergeant

Parachutist (Basic)


Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
May 19, 2002
OEF - Afghanistan
Description
Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (OEF-A)
The Taliban
Seizing upon a power vacuum after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan after their invasion, the Taliban assumed the role of government fr
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2001 - 2014
Service to 2002
19th Special Forces Group/2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group
19th Special Forces Group/2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Shkin area - Afghanistan
MOS
98G10-Cryptological Communications Interceptor/Locator
Comments
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Staff Sergeant
2002 - 2002
West Virginia Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
Awarded to officers and enlisted personnel in the West Virginia National Guard who have rendered conspicuous or distinguished service in the line of duty, or who have displayed, or may hereafter displ... More
Comments
http://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Vance_Gene.pdf
2002
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Posthumously
2002
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
1st Award
2002
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
2nd Award
2002
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Posthumously
2002
West Virginia State Service Ribbon
Criteria
The WVSSR shall be presented to all members of the West Virginia National Guard who are ordered to any period of active service of the State pursuant to West Virginia Code, Article ID, Chapter 5. (Sou... More
Comments
http://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Vance_Gene.pdf
2002
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Afghanistan Campaign Medal was awarded to Service members assigned or attached to a unit participating in Operation Enduring Freedom for 30 consecutive days or for 60 nonconsecutive days in Afghan... More
Comments
Service in Afghanistan
2002
Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary)
Criteria
Individuals authorized the award of this medal must have been deployed abroad for service in the Global War on Terrorism operations on or after September 11, 2001, and to a future date to be determine... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2002
Global War on Terrorism (Service)
Criteria
Individuals authorized the award of this medal must have participated in or served in support of Global War on Terrorism operations on or after September 11, 2001 and to a future date to be determined... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2002
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description Pending
2002
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Devices : Bronze Letter M
Criteria
The Armed Forces Reserve Medal is awarded to United States Armed Forces Reserve component members (or former members) who complete (or have completed) a total of ten years service. This service need n... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2001
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal is awarded to personnel in the grade of colonel and below upon completion of four years service since March 3, 1971, with a Reserve Component unit for exe... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2000
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2000
Army Language School (Staff) Presidio of Monterey, CA/Defense Language Institute West (Staff)
Army Language School (Staff) Presidio of Monterey, CA/Defense Language Institute West (Staff)
Rank
Sergeant
Location
DLI (WC) Presidio of Monterey - California
MOS
98G10-Cryptological Communications Interceptor/Locator
Comments
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Sergeant
1998 - 1998
Army Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the Regular Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve for successful completion of initial entry training. In the case of personnel who receive a Military ... More
Description
Description Pending
1998
Army Good Conduct Medal
Devices : Army GCM 2nd Award
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
2nd Award
1989
NCO Academy (Cadre) Fort Ord, CA
NCO Academy (Cadre) Fort Ord, CA
Rank
Corporal
Location
Fort Ord - California
MOS
98G10-Cryptological Communications Interceptor/Locator
Comments
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Corporal
1988 - 1988
Army Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Army Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces below the rank of colonel who, while serving in any capacity with the Army in a noncombat area, distinguish themselves by outst... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1988
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Criteria
The NCO Professional Development Ribbon is awarded to all enlisted members of the Army to include the Reserve Components (Army National Guard and Army Reserve), for successful completion of designated... More
Description
Description Pending
1988
(25R) Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer Course
(25R) Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer Course
Rank
Private (E-2)
Location
Fort Gordon - Georgia
Comments
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Private (E-2)
1983 - 1983
1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA), A
School
1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA)
Company
A
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1983
Service from 1983

 
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