Saturday, August 02, 2008

Army Spc. Kevin R. Dickson

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Kevin R. Dickson, 21, of Steelville, Mo.

Spc. Dickson was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Group Support Battalion, Group Service Support Company, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 2, 2008 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.

USASOC -- FORT CARSON, Colo. (USASOC News Service, August 4, 2008) – A Special Forces support Soldier died from a non-combat related injury Aug. 2 in Balad, Iraq.

Spc. Kevin R. Dickson, 21, a construction equipment repair specialist, assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colo., was pronounced dead from wounds Aug. 2 at the Joint Balad Hospital.

Dickson joined the Army January 2006 and attended basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. After completion, he attended Basic Airborne and Parachute Rigger Schools at Fort Benning, Ga., before attending his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Shortly after arriving to the unit in January 2007, Dickson deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom V. Dickson was on his second tour to Iraq in support of OIF VI at the time of his death.

His awards include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

Dickson, a native of Steelville, Mo., is survived by his mother, Catherine Ann Neidig, and two brothers, also of Steelville.

Dickson’s death is under investigation.

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