Sunday, August 7, 2011

US Army Sergeant Patrick Hamburger

Nebraska Army Air Guardsman Sergeant Patrick Hamburger was killed on 6th August 2011 in the Chinook helicopter crash in Wardak province, Afghanistan. The 30-year-old father had only been in Afghanistan for about a week before the incident.

Sgt. Hamburger was a member of the Nebraska Army National Guard's Company B, 2nd Battalion 135th General Support Aviation, based in Grand Island.

His stepfather, DeLayne Peck, told local news that his stepson had joined the Air Guard when he was 18, and that he planned to propose to his fiancee Candie Regan, mother of his 2-year-old daughter Payton, when he returned from Afghanistan.

The son of Joyce Peck of Lincoln and Douglas Hamburger of Knoxville, Tennessee, he graduated from Southeast High School in 1999 and joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in July 1998. He has continuously served in Nebraska Army aviation units.

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