US Army 10th Mountain Division First Sergeant Billy J. Siercks died in Landstuhl, Germany on 28th September 2011 from injuries he received during a contact with enemy forces in Logar, Afghanistan, the previous day.
32-year-old Sgt. Siercks, from Velda Village, Missouri, served with the 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Drum, New York.
Sgt. Siercks had served in Iraq and Afghanistan prior to this deployment.
He leaves his wife Georganne, two sons age 3 and 7 and his parents along with other relatives.