Six Fallen Heroes

A suicide bomb attack killed six American soldiers in Afghanistan on December 12th.

The Soldiers were all Infantrymen assigned to Company B., 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and were based at Fort Campbell, KY

The six killed were:

Cpl. Sean M. Collins, 25, Ewa Beach, HI

Collins’ awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Support Medal; Army Service Medal and the NATO Medal.

Cpl. Willie A. McLawhorn Jr., 23, of Conway, N.C.

McLawhorn’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Expert Infantry Badge; Parachutists Badge; and Air Assault Badge.



Spc. Patrick D. Deans, 22, Orlando FL

Deans’ awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Medal; and Overseas Service Ribbon.

Spc. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21,San Diego, CA

Necochea’s awards and decorations include: the National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Army Service Medal.

Spc. Derek T. Simonetta, 21,Redwood City CA

Simonetta’s awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Army Service Ribbon.

Spc. Jorge E. Villacis, 24, of Sunrise, FL

Villacis’ awards and decorations include: Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; and  Combat Infantry Badge.


Requietum en Pacem, Soldiers


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