20-year-old US Army 10th Mountain Pfc. Jesse W. Dietrich, from Texas, was killed in action on 25th August 2011 in Kandahar province, during a battle with enemy forces who attacked his unit using small arms fire.
Pfc. Dietrich served with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Drum, New York. He joined the Army in March 2009 and arrived at Fort Drum in July 2010 to join the 10th Mountain Division.
His awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.