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SSGT Michael H Simpson

SSGT Michael H Simpson

Birth
Death 1 May 2013 (aged 30)
Landstuhl, Landkreis Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 10380
Memorial ID 109878455 · View Source
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Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 1 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit on April 27, with an improvised explosive device in Arian, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
The youngest son of LTC(R) Michael W. and Barbara (McCann) Simpson of San Antonio, Texas. Michael was the ultimate warrior who loved his family; his country; and his faith. Michael was a member of 1st Special Forces Group stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Michael started his military career in 2003, serving in Iraq in 2007 and went on to be a highly decorated Green Beret. In 2008 Michael married his beloved wife Krista, whom he called his compass. They have two beautiful boys, Michael (Mic) Eugene age 3, and Gabriel (Gabe) Robert age 16 months. Michael's most prized possession was his family. Besides his wife, Krista and two boys Mic and Gabe, Michael is survived by a sister, Abigail (Abby) Simpson, a brother, SFC Isaac Simpson, his wife, Vanessa and their son, William; a brother, SGT David Simpson, his wife, Kelsey and their daughter, Anneka. He was also loved and will be missed by many including his team and his mother and father-in-law(s) Robert and Shelly Kolb and John and Mindy D'Orazio and their son, Michael Tirrell. A viewing will take place on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey, WA. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Columban Catholic Church in Yelm, WA. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to any of: Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Special Operations Wounded Warrior Foundation, Green Beret Foundation, Care Coalition. Published in The Olympian on May 10, 2013

Gravesite Details Interred May 30, 2013

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 2 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 109878455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Michael H Simpson (13 Feb 1983–1 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109878455, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .