Thursday, June 16, 2005

Army Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Piper

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt Christopher N. Piper, 43, of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

SSG Piper died at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from injuries sustained on June 3, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Orgun-E, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

A native of Marblehead, Mass. Piper enlisted in the Marine Corps September 30, 1980 where he served for three years.

He entered the Army April 17, 1995.

After numerous assignments, including service in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he arrived to 7th SFG at Fort Bragg, NC. in September 2004.

Piper deployed in support of operation Enduring Freedom in November 2004.

His awards and decorations include:
Army Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

Army Staff Sgt Christopher N. Piper was killed in action on 06/16/05.

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