|Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton|
U.S Army Sergeant Eric M. Nettleton, aged 26 from Wichita, Kansas, was killed on 5th January 2011 in Tarin Kowt. He died from wounds he received when insurgents set off a roadside bomb while he was on patrol.
He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
After he joined the Army, and on completion of his basic training, Sgt. Nettleton was assigned to the 82nd Airborne. He was then deployed to Afghanistan to guard the country's first elections. When he came home he was assigned at West Point as a member of the Honor Guard and Color Guard.
He then requested to be stationed at Ft. Riley to be closer to his family. In September 2008, he was deployed to Iraq, returning home in September 2009. From June 2010 until his death, he was with the Stryker Unit in Afghanistan.