Rank: First Lieutenant
Unit: G Co, 3d Squadron, 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment
Duty station: Vilseck, Germany
MOS: 11A – Infantry
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Afghanistan NATO Medal
Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger
Commissioned: United States Military Academy, class of 2009
Commission Source: Academy
Date of birth: 4 March 1986
Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin
High School: Pennsylvania’s Dallastown Area High School
College: United States Military Academy at West Point
Died: 20 February 2011
Age at death: 24
Cause of death: Killed in action – IED
Location of fatality: Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Place of interment: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery in West Point, New York
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