|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1976|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2007, Iraq|
Staff Sgt. John D. Linde of New York, N.Y. grew up in Weehawken, where he was a standout wrestler, before moving to Union City in his junior year. He and his wife met at Union Hill High School. He enlisted in the Army in October 1996 and trained at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. His first assignment was with the 984th Military Police Company at Fort Carson, Colo. He previously deployed to Iraq from August 2005 to July 2006. He also served in Bosnia-Herzegovina from February 2000 to September 2000. His military education includes the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Warrior Leader Course, Combat Life Saver Course and the Special Reaction Team Training Course. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge. John enjoyed his military career and took seriously the responsibility of protecting the soldiers who served under him. He loved being there for his soldiers and just trying to do the most and best he could for them. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and father. John died in Tal Al-Dahab, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee during combat operations at age 30.
1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion
1st Brigade Combat Team
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
Fort Drum, N.Y.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec 60 Site 8722
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Nov 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22717708
John- Our paths have crossed completely by accident, but you have now left footprints (bootprints) in my mind and heart that will last forever. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all you did in support of our freedoms. You will NEVER be forgotten!! ...(Read more)|
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