Spec. 4 Herberth Berrios-Campos died in Iraq on Friday, July 24th, 2009. He was an assistant gunner in HHQ, 1/505th, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN. The paratrooper died in a non-combat incident that is still under investigation.
This soldier joined the US Army in August of 2007 and arrived at Fort Bragg in November the same year. His awards include the Army Achievement medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.
Berrios-Campos is survived by his mother, Armida Carballos of Manassas, Va., and his father, Jose Campos, of Centreville, Va.
Please pray for his fellow paratroopers and his family.
Sgt. Justin J. Duffy, 31, of the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne, was killed in action by an IED in Baghdad on Tuesday, June 2nd. Four other soldiers were injured in the blast: LTC Michael Shinners, Spec. 4 Ryan Higgins, Pfc. Adam Rosenbaum and Pfc. Alan Davidson. All four are in stable condition.
Sgt. Duffy is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Kearney, joined the Army in June 2007 and served as a truck commander. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal as well as the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Janet Duffy of Cozad, Nebraska, and two sisters.
Please pray for his family and his fellow soldiers. A memorial service will be held in Iraq on Sunday.
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Sunday, January 25th, 2009– In an effort to honor our soldiers fighting to preserve order and defeat Islamofascism in Iraq, I am attempting to post the pictures and information of those who give the ultimate sacrifice. But there are also those who are wounded whom I would also like to honor.
I will not make a new post each time a soldier is wounded, I will update this one. Also, due to privacy concerns I will restrict what information I put on this blog and speak in general terms so that we can pray for these wounded warriors without violating their right to privacy.
1. PFC Bradley was wounded Jan. 11th in the same blast that killed SSGT Bauer. Pfc Bradley is being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, is reported to be in fine spirits and will soon begin rehab. Pray for Pfc Bradley to heal quickly and to continue in high spirits. My son, Luke, went to Airborne School with Pfc Bradley.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )