Tuesday, April 19, 2011

US Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Adkins

US Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Lewis Adkins, aged 35, from Sandusky, Ohio, died on 16th April 2011 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, along with four colleagues. An Afghan National Army soldier threw grenades at the group in a suicide attack.

He was a maintenance supervisor, serving with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

He joined the Army in November 1995 and transferred to Fort Campbell in June 2002. 
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; Combat Action Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Air Assault Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

He is survived by his wife Sarah, son Garrhett, daughters Makayla, Mackenzie and Gabriella.

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