U.S Army Sergeant Michael S. Lammerts, aged 26, from Tonawanda, New York was killed on 4th April 2011 by small arms fire while engaging enemy forces in Faryab province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Lammerts was part of the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based in Baumholder, Germany.
He had been in Afghanistan just over a month and had previously served in Iraq twice.
He leaves his wife, Melissa, and two children, Savannah, 3, and Michael, one and a half. He is also survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.