For those of you who can be there, Kingsman Jim Brennan will be joining Wild Bill Meacham at Arlington National Cemetery, Wednesday 3 December 2014, at 1500 hrs. More info when we get closer to the date. Jim was also a past president of the 101st Airborne Division Association. Another great soldier will be guarding the gates of Heaven for us.
Stand Too all Screaming Eagles! Friday, 12 Sept; 0900 hrs at the Administrative Building; Arlington National Cemetery, we will be paying our final respects to a fellow Aviator. Wild Bill Meacham flew with the Kingsmen, B Co; 101st Assault Helicopter Bn, 101st Airborne Division in Viet-Nam. I lost a great friend, and America lost a true patriot, if you can, come to pay your respects and to honor a great man.
The Honorable Martin Hoffmann, former Secretary of the Army (1975-77) died 14 July. He was the aide to the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division ca. 1955. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, 22 Sept. His funeral will begin at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel at 3:45 PM.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
For more information, media may contact the 101st Airborne Division public affairs office at 270-798-9962
Two U.S. Army Fort Campbell Soldiers were among the five killed in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, June 9
Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:00 pm
The Department of Defense announced Saturday the death of five Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
They died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. The incident is under investigation according to DoD officials.
Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, Calif.;
Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Ga.;
Specialist Justin R. Helton, 25, of Beaver, Ohio;
Corporal Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, Wash.; and
Private Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, Ill.
Studenmund and McDonald were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group. Helton was assigned to the 18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. Clouse and Toppen were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Studenmund volunteered for Special Forces and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2011. His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutists Badge and the Special Operations Divers Badge. He is survived by his father, mother and sister.
McDonald enlisted as an Infantryman in the U.S. Army in 2004. Upon completion of his initial training, he was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He volunteered for Special Forces and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2010. His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medals (with 3 knots), the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars), the Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and Parachutists Badge. He is survived by his wife, two children, mother, father and stepmother.