CWO-2 Edward Balli

half_mastThe Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42, of Monterey, Calif., died Jan. 20, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents.

Balli was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army Europe, Vilseck, Germany.

For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 011 49 162 271 668 or usarmyeurope.contact@mail.mil.

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SSG JESSE L. WILLIAMS

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. The incident is pending investigation.

Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.,

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and

Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.

They were assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

For more information on Billings, Silverman, Forde, Bohler or Gordon, media may contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-240-1796.

For more information on Williams, media may contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 011-49-162-271-6685.

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VALOROUS UNIT AWARD

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GENERAL ORDERS
NO. 2013–15 } HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, DC, 12 August 2013
VALOROUS UNIT AWARD
Section
VALOROUS UNIT AWARD…………………………I
VALOROUS UNIT AWARD (AMENDMENT)………………II
I — VALOROUS UNIT AWARD. By direction of the Secretary of the Army, under the
provisions of AR 600–8–22, paragraph 7–14, the Valorous Unit Award is awarded to the
following units of the Armed Forces of the United States for extraordinary heroism while
engaged in military operations during the period indicated:
………..
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS TROOP,
2D SQUADRON, 2D CAVALRY REGIMENT
1 September 2007 to 31 October 2007
(to include the following assigned or attached units)
Troop E, 2d Cavalry Regiment
Troop F, 2d Cavalry Regiment
Troop G, 2d Cavalry Regiment
………..

By Order of the Secretary of the Army

RAYMOND T. ODIERNO
General, United States Army
Chief of Staff

Official:

[signed]

GERALD B. O’KEEFE
Administrative Assistant to
the Secretary of the Army

DISTRIBUTION: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for the
Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S.
Army Reserve.

[Contact the WEBMASTER for a copy of the entire order in a PDF file]

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Major General (Ret) Robert E. “Dueler” Wagner

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Obituary for Major General Robert Edwin Wagner (USA, RETIRED)

Major General Robert “Bob” Edwin Wagner died on August 14, 2013 in Smithfield, Virginia at the age of 78. General Wagner had a distinguished 33 year career in the United States Army, including two combat tours in Vietnam.

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2d Cavalry Association 2013 Scholarship Program

$2,500 for 2013

The Association maintains a trust for the purpose of fostering the advanced education of our community’s children.

Purpose: Provide funds for associate and bachelors degree studies.

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U.S., multinational soldiers build interoperability at Saber Junction

Story by: Spc. Joshua Edwards
2nd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs

ROSE BARRACKS, Germany – A great way to gain a wider perspective on tactics and skills that must be had in order to overcome obstacles and challenges on today’s modern battlefield could be to train with military forces from other countries.

The 2nd Cavalry Regiment and other units with U.S. Army Europe participated in a Decisive Action Training Environment (D.A.T.E.) rotation with multinational partners Oct. 13 through the 31 between the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas.

The exercise, Saber Junction, had a maneuver-rights area that expanded approximately 2,200 square kilometers and hosted more than 3600 2CR troops and 1700 foreign military personnel from 18 countries which makes it the biggest training event of this type for USAREUR since 1989.

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