SFC Severin West Summers, III

SFC Severin West Summers, III

Birth
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 2 Aug 2009 (aged 43)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Grave 8653
Memorial ID 134319789 · View Source
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Summers, 43, was killed by command wired improvised explosive device struck his vehicle while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Summers, born in Lafayette, Louisiana, enlisted in 1989 as an 11B, Infantryman. He later attended the Special Forces Qualification Course, graduating in 2002. Summers then joined 2nd Battalion 20th SFG (A).

After graduating US Army Ranger School successfully, he was assigned to ODA 2065, the SCUBA team. He then volunteered for the Special Operations Combat Diver Course in Key West, Florida.

Summer’s military and civilian education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Military Free Fall Parachutist Course, Ranger School, Special Operations Combat Diver Course, and Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course. He also received his Bachelors of Science from Louisiana State University.

His awards and decorations include Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Armed Forces Medal. Summers also earned Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Scuba Diver Badge, and Military Free Fall Badge and the Ranger and Special Forces tabs.

Summer’s is survived by his wife Tammy Fraser and his daughters Jessica, Shelby & Sarah.


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  • Created by: Angie Robinson
  • Added: 13 Aug 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 134319789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SFC Severin West Summers, III (9 Sep 1965–2 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 134319789, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Angie Robinson (contributor 47179377) .