Friday, July 30, 2010

Army Sgt. Kyle B. Stout

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Kyle B. Stout, 25, of Texarkana, Texas

Sgt. Stout was assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 30, 2010 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Michael L. Stansbery.

Sgt. Kyle Brandon Stout, 25, of Wake Village, Texas died courageously July 30, 2010 while serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is being escorted from Dover, DE by long time friend and neighbor SR. Airman Brandon Thompson of the United States Air Force based at Langley AFB.

"I enjoy every aspect of the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping, and being in the water make me happy," Kyle wrote on his MySpace page. "Working out and keeping my body in good shape is also very important to me. I love hanging out with friends and sipping whiskey. Being from the Lone Star State I naturally like country music. Television--if its not sports, I probably don't watch it."

Kyle was a Sergeant E5 in the United States Army, having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was born in Texarkana, Texas on November 2, 1984 to parents Mike and Robin Stout and was the youngest of 3 children.

Kyle graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas in 2003. He later joined the United States Army in 2006 as an Artillery Specialist. He was a Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY and was a dedicated soldier.

Kyle’s loyalty, dedication and selfless service were honored on many occasions with service awards and decorations. These include: the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and graduation from the Army Air Assault Course.

Kyle helped in the continued fight for the war on terrorism, deploying to Iraq in Oct 2007 and returning in Nov 2008. Kyle then deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

SGT Kyle Stout will be remembered as a HERO and a man that gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Kyle loved serving his country as a soldier in the Army. He also had many hobbies, but his favorites were fishing, hunting and hanging out with his friends.

"Kyle died courageously while serving his country," said Stout’s family in a prepared statement

Army Sgt. Kyle B. Stout was killed in action on 7/30/10.

1 comment:

Stacey Nicole said...

Thank you for having this blog, and for honoring one of our local soldiers. I did not know Stout, but his death impacted me. I attended his funeral -- my first for a KIA of recent wars (I normally attend funerals for POW/MIAs of wars past). The local Vietnam Veterans of America chapter is working on getting a bridge name in honor of him and the other soldier from our area (Zainah Caye Creamer) who was KIA in the same region as Stout a few months later. We must never forget their service or sacrifice!