US Army Private 1st Class Theodore B. Rushing was killed in action on 11th November 2011 in Kandahar province when an insurgent bomb detonated beside his patrol unit.
25-year-old Pfc. Rushing, from Longwood, Florida, served with the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light), based at Fort Drum, New York.
Pfc. Rushing joined the army in March this year and deployed to Afghanistan in August. Among his awards and decorations are the Purple Heart, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Army Combat Action Badge, according to Fort Drum officials.
He leaves behind his parents.