Operation Desert Storm. C Co 509th Airborne Pathfinder, 1st Aviation Brigade Fort Rucker, AL. Attached to the 229th AHB, 101st Airborne Division. While on a search and rescue mission to retrieve a downed pilot his Blackhawk was shot down. He was killed with another 509th Pathfinder, Patbouvier Ortiz. At the time, they were the first 509th Airborne soldiers killed in action since World War II. You can read about their story in the book, She Went to War by Rhonda Cornum.
Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart.
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