US Army Sergeant Edward F. Dixon III, age 37, from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, was one of four soldiers killed when their armoured patrol vehicle rolled over during an operation in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on 18th June 2011.
Sgt. Dixon served with 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based in Baumholder, Germany.
Sgt. Dixon, with almost 19 years of military service, began his career in the Air Force and transferred to the Army after 9/11. This was his 5th tour of duty to the middle east region that included Iraq and Afghanistan. He was due home in July this year.