November 27, 2018
BORN: Septmeber 23, 1979
HOMETOWN: Riverside, CA
ENTERED SERVICE: 1997
UNITS: Marine Corps, 19th SFG(A), 1st Bn. 3rd SFG(A)
MILITARY TRAINING: Basic Airborne Course, Ranger School, the Warrior Leader Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course, the Advanced Leader Course
DEPLOYMENTS: Afghanistan, Iraq
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Three Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons, two NATO Achievement Medals, four Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, two Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Three Afghanistan Campaign Medals w/Bronze Service Star, Two Iraq Campaign Medals w/Bronze Service Star, GWOT Expeditionary Medal w/Bronze Service Star, GWOT Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device, 3 Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, NATO Medal, two Navy Unit Commendations, Meritorious Unit Commendation (Navy), Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab. Sergeant First Class Emond was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
SURVIVED BY: Eric is survived by his loving wife, Allison, and his three little girls Lucy, Ruby and Emilia
SFC Eric Emond was killed on November 27, 2018 in Andar, Ghazni province when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle while serving in combat operations in Afghanistan. CPT Andrew Ross and SSGT Dylan J. Elchin also lost their lives in the attack.
Speical Forces Weapon Sergeant