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 Richard Lee Denham, II

Richard Lee Denham, II

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 12 Sep 2011 (aged 42)
Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas, USA
Burial Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot SECTION 52A SITE 4326
Memorial ID 77449588 · View Source
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Staff Sergeant Richard Lee Denham was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 06 July 1987 as a 0311 Rifleman. As a Marine, he deployed twice, the first was in 1989 to Panama in support of Operation Just Cause. His second tour was to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. On 19 April 1994, Corporal Denham ended his term of service with the USMC.
On March 26 1996, Private Denham enlisted in the United States Army National Guard as a 11B Infantryman. On 24 February 2005 he converted to Active Duty. His assignments include: A Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas as a basic rifleman and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III (National Resolution); Combat Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08 (Iraqi Surge) and in 09-11 (Iraqi Sovereignty as a Squad Leader.
SSG Denham's awards and decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Acheivement Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Army Good Conduct Medal with 1 knot, the Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal with 1 star. the National Defense Service Ribbon with 1 star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Developmental Ribbon with number 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Ribbon with number 3, the Navy and Marine Corp Overseas Service Ribbon. The Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Meritorious Mast, the Kuwait Liberation medal, the Southwest Asia Service medal with 1 star and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
SSG Denham is survived by his wife, Tammy, his three daughters, Cameron age 29, Felicia age 23, Thiara age 21, his two sons James age 24 and Brent age 18.


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  • Added: 1 Oct 2011
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Lee Denham, II (19 Aug 1969–12 Sep 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77449588, citing Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Jana Mitchell (contributor 47329446) .