Unit: E Trp, 2d Squadron, 2d Armor Cavalry Regiment
Duty station: Fort Polk, Louisiana
MOS: 19D – Cavalry Scout
Awards: Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal with V, Purple Heart Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award
Badges: Combat Action Badge, Marksman Badge – Rifle, Machine Gun
Deployments: 1 in Iraq
Commission Source: Na
Date of birth: 25-Aug-1970
Hometown: Oceanside, California
Age at death: 33
Cause of death: Killed in action – IED
Location of fatality: Baghdad, Iraq
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Place of interment: Fort Benning Post Cemetery in Fort Benning, Georgia
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Notes: He managed to fire 400 rounds from the top of his Humvee, saving his entire convoy before dying. E Troop, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Barracks at Fort Benning, Georgia is dedicated in his honor.