25th ID mourns four losses

| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Department of Defense
News Release

Allers

Allers

The Department of Defense announced, Wednesday, the deaths of four Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Blevins

Blevins

Pfc. Thomas Allers, 23, Plainwell, Mich.; Pfc. William Blevins, 21, Sardinia, Ohio; Pvt. Andrew Krippner, 20, Garland, Texas; and Staff Sgt. Kristofferson Lorenzo, 33, Chula Vista, Calif, died May 23, in the Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

They were all infantrymen assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division.

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

The deployment was Lorenzo’s third to Iraq and Afghanistan. His awards and decorations include, among others, the Army Commendation Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Purple Heart.

Krippner

Krippner

The deployment was Blevins’ first. His awards and decorations include, among others, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Purple Heart.

The deployment was Krippner’s first. His awards and decorations include, among others, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Purple Heart.

The deployment was Allers’ first. His awards and decorations include, among others, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Purple Heart.

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