Friday, August 28, 2009

Army Sgt. Earl D. Werner

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, of Mondovi, Wis.

Sgt. Werner was assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, Portland, Ore.; died Aug. 28, 2009 in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Also killed was Army Spc. Taylor D. Marks.

2 Oregon guardsmen killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard has identified two soldiers killed when a convoy they were guarding was attacked in Iraq.

Pfc. Taylor D. Marks, 19, and a decorated veteran, Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, died Aug. 28 when the convoy was struck by an explosively formed penetrator, or EFP, an armor-piercing explosive that turns into a projectile when detonated.

Werner was on his third deployment with the Oregon National Guard. He had been awarded the Bronze Star, two Army Commendation Medals and the Combat Action Badge.

He is survived by his wife Casey and son Charles of Amboy, Wash.

Marks, of Monmouth, was a graduate of Central High School. He is survived by his parents and stepfather, and his sister and brother.

Both were serving with the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Army Sgt. Earl D. Werner was killed in action on 8/28/09.

2 comments:

Scott McBride said...

I sure wish you was up here fishing with me... you would love it
Scott T Mc Bride C.W.O. U.S.A.F 86-93

Scott McBride said...

hope the fishing is better there then where I'm at!
Scott Mc Bride C.W.O. U.S.A.F 86-93