Thursday, October 20, 2011

US Navy Chief Petty Officer Raymond Border

US Navy Chief Petty Officer Raymond J. Border, died on 19th October 2011 during a mission to assess a route in Paktika province. He was serving with a provincial reconstruction team.

31-year-old CPO Border, from Ohio, was based in Gulfport, Mississippi with Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 74. He had been in the Navy for 12 years and had previously served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan.

His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 times), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, among others.

CPO Border leaves his parents, Craig and Julie Border, children Donovan and Shelva, two siblings and his fiancé, among other relatives and friends.

1 comment:

  1. Chief, thank you for your service. Your family is in our prayers. We're standing the watch for you now.


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