September 28, 2012
BORN: August 26, 1973
HOMETOWN: Tolar, TX
ENTERED SERVICE: 1993
UNITS: 1st Bn., 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st ABN DIV; 1st Bn., 17th Inf. Regiment; 1st Bn., 3rd SFG (A)
MILITARY TRAINING: U.S. Army Air Assault School, U.S. Army Airborne School, Warrior Leader’s Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, Senior Leader’s Course, Hostage Negotiation Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course, Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, U.S. Army Ranger School and the Special Forces Qualification Course.
DEPLOYMENTS: Afghanistan (5)
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, Bronze Star Medals (2), the Purple Heart, the Army Achievement Medal with Valor Device, Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medals (4), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon Military, Army Service Ribbon (2), the Overseas Service Ribbons, the NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab.
SURVIVED BY:Wife Tiffany,children, Austin Morgan and Rylee Ann Stephens, Parents, Michael and Joann, and Brother Ken.
We lost this hero in Afghanistan during a small arms exchange.
Special Forces Medical Sergeant