Saturday, October 15, 2011

US Army Cavalry officer, Captain Joshua Lawrence

US Army Captain Joshua S. Lawrence was killed in action on 8th October 2011 when enemy forces fired a rocket-propelled grenade at his unit in Kandahar province.

29-year-old Capt. Lawrence, from Nashville, Tennessee, served with the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Carson, Colorado. He joined the Army in April 2005 and joined the 1st Squadron in May this year. He deployed to Afghanistan in June.

His decorations and awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, among others.

Also killed in the same attack was Captain Drew Russell, also with the 1st Squadron.

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