MAJ Adrianna Maria Vorderbruggen

MAJ Adrianna Maria Vorderbruggen

Death 21 Dec 2015 (aged 36)
Bagram, Parwan, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Site 11091
Memorial ID 156286161 · View Source
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Special Agent Maj Adrianna Vorderbruggen, Special Agent Michael Cinco, Special Agent SSgt Peter Taub, Special Agent Chester McBride, and SSgt Louis Bonacasa USAF and TSgt Joseph Lemm USAF with the US Air Force Security Forces were killed by a suicide bomber in the village Bajawryan near Bagram Airfield in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Two other personnel were wounded.

The agents and airmen were conducting a patrol as part of an investigation when the bomber drove a motorcycle into them and detonated the explosives.

Special Agent Vorderbruggen had served with the United State Air Force Office of Special Investigations for 13 years. She was assigned to the 9th Field Investigations Squadron, out of Eglin Air Force Base, FL, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. She graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 2002 and received her master’s degree in forensic sciences at George Washington University. She was one of the first openly gay, female service members to marry, having been active in fighting for the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy.

She was predeceased by her mother, Shareene Kay Vorderbruggen. She was survived by her father; three brothers; her wife, a USAF veteran whom she married in 2012, and their four year old son.

Funeral services were held at the Ft Myer Memorial Chapel, Ft Myer, VA, followed by interment on January 19, 2016.

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