Thursday, November 03, 2011

Army 1st Lt. Dustin D. Vincent

Remember Our Heroes

Army 1st Lt. Dustin D. Vincent, 25, of Mesquite, Texas

1st Lt. Vincent was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 3, 2011 in Kirkuk province, Iraq, of wounds caused by enemy small-arms fire.

Lt Vincent graduated from Mesquite High School and attended University of Texas in Arlington, where he studied engineering.

He joined the Army in 2009 and served as an artillery officer.This was his first deployment.

Lt Vincent married wife two days before deployed and had adopted her daughter.

Step-sister, Chandra Usry, described Lt Vincent as loving, selfless and kind, stating that he took her right in when they were brought together by marriage a few years ago.

Lt Vincent's awards and decorations include:

Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star
Global War on Terror Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon

I didn't know him but attended his memorial here in Iraq today. His soldiers loved him and his commanders thought very highly of him. Funny thing, they teased him about always looking forward to "taco day" in the dining facility. He said he loved tacos because he was from Texas and it reminded him of home.~Kevin M.

Army 1st Lt. Dustin D. Vincent was killed in action on 11/03/11.

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