Negrin, Richard, Jr., SPC

Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
ARNG Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
31B10-Military Police
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2012-2013, 31B10, 143d Military Police Company
Service Years
2008 - 2016
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Combatives Train the Trainer - level 1
Combatives Train the Trainer - level 2
Operation Enduring Freedom
US Army Disabled Veteran Certificate


Two Service Stripes

One Overseas Service Bar

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police Military Police Brassard

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Military Police Mountain MP Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
Ozark ChapterUnited Services Automobile Association (USAA)Chapter 173 Catholic War Veterans of the USA
Dept of MassachusettsChapter 41Post 201The National Association of the 10th Mountain Division
Combat Veterans Motorcycle AssociationArmy Together We Served
  2009, Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA), Ozark Chapter (Assistant Commandant) (Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri) - Chap. Page
  2012, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, 173d Airborne Brigade Association, Chapter 173 (Fallen Member (Honor Roll)) (Vicenza, AE) [Verified]
  2015, Catholic War Veterans of the USA - Assoc. Page
  2015, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts) - Chap. Page
  2015, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 41 (Holyoke, Massachusetts) - Chap. Page
  2015, American Legion, Post 201 (Worcester , Massachusetts) - Chap. Page
  2015, The National Association of the 10th Mountain Division [Verified]
  2015, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association - Assoc. Page
  2015, Army Together We Served [Verified]

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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
From Month/Year
September / 2001
To Month/Year
December / 2014

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 from 1996–2001. Their extreme interpretation of Islamic law prompted them to ban music, television, sports, and dancing, and enforce harsh judicial penalties (See Human rights in Afghanistan). Amputation was an accepted form of punishment for stealing, and public executions could often be seen at the Kabul football stadium. Women's rights groups around the world were frequently critical as the Taliban banned women from appearing in public or holding many jobs outside the home. They drew further criticism when they destroyed the Buddhas of Bamyan, historical statues nearly 1500 years old, because the Buddhas were considered idols.

In 1996, Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden moved to Afghanistan upon the invitation of the Northern Alliance leader Abdur Rabb ur Rasool Sayyaf. When the Taliban came to power, bin Laden was able to forge an alliance between the Taliban and his al-Qaeda organization. It is understood that al-Qaeda-trained fighters known as the 055 Brigade were integrated with the Taliban army between 1997 and 2001. It has been suggested that the Taliban and bin Laden had very close connections.

U.S.-led coalition action
Main article: War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
On 20 September 2001, the U.S. stated that Osama bin Laden was behind the 11 September attacks in 2001. The U.S. made a five point ultimatum to the Taliban:.

Deliver to the U.S. all of the leaders of al-Qaeda
Release all imprisoned foreign nationals
Close immediately every terrorist training camp
Hand over every terrorist and their supporters to appropriate authorities
Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps for inspection
On 21 September 2001, the Taliban rejected this ultimatum, stating there was no evidence in their possession linking bin Laden to the 11 September attacks.

On 22 September 2001 the United Arab Emirates and later Saudi Arabia withdrew their recognition of the Taliban as the legal government of Afghanistan, leaving neighboring Pakistan as the only remaining country with diplomatic ties.

On 4 October 2001, it is believed that the Taliban covertly offered to turn bin Laden over to Pakistan for trial in an international tribunal that operated according to Islamic shar'ia law. On 7 October 2001, the Taliban proposed to try bin Laden in Afghanistan in an Islamic court. This proposition was immediately rejected by the U.S. Shortly afterward, the same day, United States and British forces initiated military action against the Taliban, bombing Taliban forces and al-Qaeda terrorist training camps.

On 14 October 2001, the Taliban proposed to hand bin Laden over to a third country for trial, but only if they were given evidence of bin Laden's involvement in the events of 11 September 2001. The U.S. rejected this proposal and ensued with military operations.

The UN Security Council, on 16 January 2002, unanimously established an arms embargo and the freezing of identifiable assets belonging to bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining Taliban.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 2012
To Month/Year
December / 2013
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
All American
OEF 2012-2013
OEF 2012-2013
All American

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