SSG Henry W Linck USA 12-07-2006 OIF Manhattan, KS, age 23. Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their unit while on patrol during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with knot, the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge Staff Sergeant Henry William Linck was born in Manhattan, Kansas on December 25, 1982. He joined the Army in October 2000 and was assigned to Alpha Company 30th AG BN, ITB, Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of ITB at Fort Benning, Georgia in April 2001, SSG Linck was assigned to the Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance Detachment (LRSD), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. On 11 October 2005 he arrived at Fort Richardson, Alaska and was assigned as a Squad Leader in Able Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne). SSG Linck is posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. He is a graduate of the Warrior Leaders Course, Ranger Course, Air Assault Course, Basic Airborne School, Dragon Master Course, and the U.S. Army Jumpmaster School.
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