US 10th Mountain Division officer, 1st Lt. Timothy J. Steele, from Duxbury, Massachusetts, was killed in action on 23rd August 2011 when a bomb exploded in Kandahar province.
The 25-year-old West Point graduate served with 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Drum, New York.
1Lt Steele was commissioned in May 2009. He deployed to Afghanistan in March this year. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Air Assault Medal, the Expert Infantryman's Badge, the Parachutists Badge and the Ranger Tab.
1Lt Steele is survived by his wife, child, and his parents.