Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Army 1st Lt. Timothy J. Steele

Remember Our Heroes

Army 1st Lt. Timothy J. Steele, 25, of Duxbury, Mass.

1st Lt Steele was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug. 23, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

Lt Steele graduated from Duxbury High School in 2004 where he was a star athlete, class president and an Honor student. He went on to graduate from West Point and was commissioned in 2009. He was assigned to Fort Drum in 2010. He deployed to Afghanistan in March.

His family said that even as a teenager, he knew he wanted to be in the military. He carried the American flag during his final cross-country race and wore military fatigues in his senior picture.

Lt Steel's awards and decorations include:

National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Afghanistan Campagn Medal
NATO Medal
Air Assault Medal
Infantryman's Badge
Parachutist's Badge
Ranger Tab

September 09, 2011
We are praying for you all.....we love you all......Tim will never be forgotten~The Quatrevingts, Houma, Louisiana

August 27, 2011
You do not know me, but felt a need to express my sympathies. My girls went to high school with Joseph. May God Bless you and comfort the Steele family. So sorry for your loss.~ Janet Pierce, Duxbury, Massachusetts

Funeral services were held at the Catholic Chapel, West Point. Burial and final honors were at the West Point Cemetery. A memorial mass was held at the Holy Family Parish in Duxbury.

Lt Steele is survived by his parents, Mary Ellen and John; wife, Meaghan and their daughter, Liberty; siblings, John, Christopher, Major Julie Maxwell, Jessica, Anne Marie and Theresa. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph, who died in an auto accident in 2001.

Army 1st Lt. Timothy J. Steele was killed in action on 8/23/11.

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