Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Army Spc. Tenzin L. Samten

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Tenzin L. Samten, 33, of Prescott, Ariz.

Spc. Samten was assigned to the 7th Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Eustis, Va.; died March 12, 2008 in Tallil, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by indirect fire. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley and Spc. Dustin C. Jackson.

2 soldiers from Ariz. are killed

By Maxine Park
The Arizona Republic

Two Arizona soldiers died in Iraq this week: Spc. Tenzin L. Samten, 33, of Prescott, and Staff Sgt. Ernesto Guadalupe Cimarrusti, 25, of Douglas.

Samten was killed along with two other soldiers on Wednesday in Tallil after their non-tactical vehicle was hit by indirect fire, the Department of Defense said.

Officials said Samten was a motor transport operator assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in Fort Eustis, Va.

Samten enlisted in the Army in July 2006. Officials said that he received several awards, including the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal. Samten is survived by his wife and two children.

Cimarrusti was killed in a suicide bombing along with four other soldiers on Monday in central Baghdad. The soldiers were talking with shop owners when explosives were detonated 30 feet away.

Cimarrusti was on his third tour in Iraq. He is survived by his wife, daughter and parents.

Army Spc. Tenzin L. Samten was killed in action on 3/12/08.

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