SPC Cedric Lamont Lennon

SPC Cedric Lamont Lennon

Birth
Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Death 24 Jun 2003 (aged 32)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial West Blocton, Bibb County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 11716174 View Source
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Army Spc. Lennon was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Lennon died from a non-combat related cause. Cedric had lived with his grandmother at the end of a rural gravel road just outside West Blocton, Alabama, and received his High School GED certificate from the state of Alabama in 1996. Cedric entered active duty on September 29, 1999 in Montgomery, Ala. for a three-year enlistment. He was assigned to the US Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Ga. where he attended Basic Combat Training from October to December. Cedric graduated in December and was then assigned to the US Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Va. in January 2000. He attended advanced individual training in military occupational specialty 92G, Food Service Operations Specialist, and graduated in March 2000. Cedric was assigned as a Food Service Specialist to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (HHT), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, La on March 30, 2000. On February 26, 2002, Cedric re-enlisted in the Army for an additional four years. He was promoted to the rank of Specialist (Spc.) E-4 on January 1, 2003. He and his unit deployed to Iraq on May 2, 2003 to assist in US military efforts to stabilize the country. His awards and decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal (posthumous), the Army Good Conduct Medal (awarded on Sept. 28, 2002), the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Cedric also received the M-16 Rifle qualification badge and the Hand Grenade qualification badge.