Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Army Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley, 28, of Greenville, N.C.

SSgt. Bradley 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 Spc. Dustin C. Jackson and Pfc. Tenzin L. Samten.

WVEC -- NEWPORT NEWS -- Two Fort Eustis-based soldiers were killed in Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Juantrea Bradley, 28, and Pfc. Tenzin L. Samten, 33, were two of three Amy soldiers who lost their lives in a mortar attack on Wednesday near Nassiriya, southeast of Baghdad.

The third, Spc. Dustin C. Jackson, 21, was based out of Grand Prairie, Texas. From US Army

Bradley and Samten were part of the 7th Sustainment Brigade, which handles supply movement for U.S. forces. The unit was heading for its third tour of duty in Iraq since 2003 when it left in October. Unlike the previous 6 and 12 month assignments, this deployment was for 15 months.

Family members had mixed views about the length of the mission.

"You want to know the truth? I'm not really happy about it," said Katy Breault. "This is his second tour."

"You know, I married the Army when I married my husband," said Sidney Harrison. "It's hard, but I'm a Christian, and I love God, and I believe He's going to keep up while he's gone and everything is going to be ok."

The soldiers were sent to provide logistical support to more than 20,000 U.S. and coalition forces in convoys and convoy support, resupplying amunition, purifying water, distributing supplies and maintaining equipment.

Bradley was a cargo specialist and joined the Army in February of 1999. He joined the 7th Sustainment Brigade in June of 2007. He leaves behind his wife and four children.

Army Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley was killed in action on 3/12/08.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My Husband joined the army in feb. 1999 not feb. 2002.

Ava Bradley