Sunday, July 31, 2011

In Honor Of…….

Born February 7, 1975  in Albany New York

Died July 21, 2011 in Paktika, Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson of Canyon Lake, Texas died at age 36 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. Stevenson was currently serving his 10th deployment overseas since the start of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Highly decorated, Master Sgt. Stevenson received the following:  Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Nation Defense Service Medal, among several others.  He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, his parents, a brother and a sister.


Captain Shagrat said...

Aquarius 7,shares my birthday... although somewhat younger, a tough job in tough times.

Gordon said...

I'l include him in my prayers.

Gods and angels bring him to a hero's rest, gods and angels bring comfort to those who survive him.

aurorafedora said...

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~Kahlil Gibran

so sorry...joanne

audrey said...

This makes my heart very sad.