Remember Our Heroes
Army Sgt. Albert D. Ware, 27, of Chicago
Sgt. Ware was assigned to the 782nd Combat Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Dec. 18, 2009 in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Washington DC) A soldier from Chicago has been killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.
Military officials said today 27-year-old Army Sergeant Albert D. Ware died December 18th in Arghandab River Valley of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive.
Ware was assigned to the 782nd Combat Support Battalion, Fourth Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
"They are on the offense," said Maj. Brian Fickel, a division spokesman at Fort Bragg. "It's a product of that. With the surge of forces into Afghanistan, we expect that's going to continue all across Afghanistan."
Ware was assigned to Company F of the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
"Sgt. Ware was loved and respected by all personnel in his platoon," said Sgt. 1st Class Kalep Rivers, his platoon sergeant. "He will be truly missed."
Ware joined the Army as a motor transport operator on July 6, 2006, and attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He completed the Basic Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. and was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion at Fort Bragg in November 2006.
"He would go above and beyond his job," said Sgt. Scott Wolfe, who worked with Ware. "He thought of his soldiers before himself, any day. He would often work late nights and weekends to make sure soldiers had what they needed for missions."
Ware served with the battalion during its 15-month deployment to Afghanistan from January 2007 to April 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Pleshette Farmer-Ware; his son, T'John B. Ware; his daughters, Heaven Ferguson and Musu Cawtain; his father, Thomas Ware; and his mother, Massa Cooper.
A memorial in his honor will be held in Afghanistan.
Army Sgt. Albert D. Ware was killed in action on 12/18/09.
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