Rest in Peace Brave Warriors

September 2, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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The Department of Defense releases the following information of more sobering news for the 5-2BCT  Our prayers are with the family, friends and all those in the 5-2BCT.  

 

News Release #091-09 September 2, 2009

Fort Lewis releases additional information about 5-2 Stryker Brigade Soldier 

FORT LEWIS, Wash. — According to the Dept. of Defense, Spc. Tyler R. Walshe, 21, of Shasta, Calif., died Aug. 31 in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

According to unit records, Walshe enlisted on enlisted October 26, 2006 at Portland, Oregon. He reported to Fort Benning, Ga. for initial entry training on Nov. 17, 2006. Upon graduation, he reported Fort Lewis, Wa. on March 17, 2007, where he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. The unit deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July, 2009. This was his first deployment.

Walshe’s civilian and military education includes a high school diploma (2006), and the Military Occupational Specialty 11B: Infantryman qualification course (2007).

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon, and Combat Infantryman Badge.

On behalf of the entire Fort Lewis military and civilian community, we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Spc. Walshe.


 

News Release #092-09 September 2, 2009

Fort Lewis releases additional information about 5-2 Stryker Brigade Soldiers 

FORT LEWIS, Wash. — According to the Dept. of Defense, Spc. Jonathan D. Welch, 19, of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Pfc. Jordan M. Brochu, 20, of Cumberland, Maine, died Aug. 31 in Shuyene Sufia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. The unit deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July, 2009.

According to unit records, Welch enlisted March 30, 2007 at Los Angeles, Calif. He reported to Fort Benning, Ga. for initial entry training on May 31, 2007. Upon graduation, he reported Fort Lewis, Wa. on Oct. 3, 2007, where he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. This was his first deployment.

Welch’s civilian and military education includes a High School diploma (2007), and the Military Occupational Specialty 11B: Infantryman qualification course (2007).

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon


According to unit records, Brochu enlisted Aug. 19, 2008 at Portland, Maine. He reported to Fort Benning, Ga. for initial entry training on Sept. 5, 2009. Upon graduation, he reported Fort Lewis, Wa. on January 5, 2009, where he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. This was his first deployment.

Brochu’s military education includes the Military Occupational Specialty 11B: Infantryman qualification course (2008). Information about his civilian education was not annotated in his unit records.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal.”

 

Our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of   Spc. Tyler R. Walshe, Spc. Jonathan D. Welch, and Pfc. Jordan M. Brochu. 

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