Spec Steven Ray Elrod

Spec Steven Ray Elrod

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Death 10 Sep 2007 (aged 20)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 21528350 · View Source
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Army Spc. Steven R. Elrod, 20, of Hope Mills, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 10 in Baghdad of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related vehicle rollover. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Yance T. Gray, Staff Sgt. Gregory Rivera-Santiago, Sgt. Michael C. Hardegree, Sgt. Omar L. Mora, Sgt. Nicholas J. Patterson and Spc. Ari D. Brown-Weeks. Spc Elrod joined the Army in February 2006. He completed Infantryman One Station Unit Training in June 2006 and the Basic Airborne Course in July 2006, at Fort Benning, Ga. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in July 2006 and was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd CAV, as a scout. After finishing his service, Elrod had aspirations in pursuing marine biology or sports journalism. He also wanted to try out for the Boise State University's basketball team. Elrod's awards and decorations included, Bronze Star medal, Army Commendation medal, Army Commendation medal, National Defense Service medal, Iraq Campaign medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman's Badge and Parachutist's Badge. He is survived by his mother, Karen Morin, step-father Michael Morin, sister Kristen Elrod, brother Scott Morin all of Hope Mills, N.C., His father Denny Elrod, step-mother Susan Elrod, step-brothers Jack and Daniel, grandmother Yolanda Harris, grandfather Gene Brimmage, grandmother Mary Morin, grandfather Robert Morin. A memorial service was held at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville, N.C. Entombment was in LaFayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville, N.C. Published in the Mountain Home News, Mountain Home, Idaho on September 19, 2007.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Steven Ray Elrod (8 Apr 1987–10 Sep 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21528350, citing Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .