Thursday, March 10, 2011

Army Staff Sgt. Eric S. Trueblood

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt. Eric S. Trueblood, 27, of Alameda, Calif.

SSgt Trueblood was assigned to 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim, Germany; died March 10, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

According to his own bio on his MySpace page, Eric did not finish High School, he states that he quit school, started working, got an apartment, and that he made some mistakes, and ended up joining the military to get his life back on track.

From High School drop out to the man chosen to compete for the chance of representing his brigade as the Warrior Leader of the Year, and from High School drop out to the man who graduated at the top of his class at the Naval EOD School.

He enlisted as a light wheel mechanic on May 15, 2033. He deployed to Kuwait, in February of 2004 for 12 months.

He deployed to Afghanistan in February of 2006 serving a 12-month combat tour.

On November 16, 2007 he reported to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama to receive training as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist. From there he went on to advanced training as a EOD specialist.

His father Don Trueblood says “he was incredibly committed to the Army and to the EOD team in particular. He was committed to help the military accomplish their mission in Afghanistan.”

Army Staff Sgt. Eric S. Trueblood was killed in action on 3/10/11.

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