23-year-old US Parachute Regiment Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy, from Avondale, Arizona, was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan on 28th June 2011 from injuries sustained when a bomb detonated beside his combat unit.
SSgt. Stacy served in the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. He had previously served in Iraq in 2006 and 2008.
He holds a Bronze Star and Purple Heart among other awards he has received since joining the Army in 2005.