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07-17-2011, 09:05

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Army Green Beret killed in combat

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 17, 2011) – Staff Sergeant Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, of Colville, Wash., died July 15, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered after enemy forces engaged his unit.

Goldsmith was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Goldsmith's 3rd deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

Born in Redmond, Wash. on September 21, 1982, Goldsmith entered the U.S. Army in June 2004 as a Special Forces recruit.

In October 2004, upon completion of basic training, advanced individual training and the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Ga. he was assigned to the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C. Goldsmith attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection in 2005 and was selected to continue his training as medical sergeant in the Special Forces Qualification Course.

After graduating from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2008, Staff Sgt. Goldsmith was assigned to 3rd Bn, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Joint Base Lewis-McChord as a Special Forces medical sergeant.

Goldsmith’s military education includes the Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course, Military Freefall Parachutist Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Basic Airborne Course, Advanced Leaders Course, and the Warrior Leader Course.

His awards include Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab and Combat Infantryman Badge.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.

He is survived by his parents John and Lorie Goldsmith of Colville, Wash. and his sister Nicole.

For further information, media should contact the Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-643-8438 or after duty hours at 910-429-4165.


07-17-2011, 09:39
Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for your sacrifice and prayers out to your family and brothers.

07-17-2011, 09:45
Wyatt was my roommate while we took Chinese and then for the first year or so that we were on teams @ 1SFG. This one definitely stings. He was a good guy and will be missed dearly. I am no longer in Group, so if anyone gets wind of memorial service info please post it. Thanks

wet dog
07-17-2011, 09:55
Wyatt was my roommate while we took Chinese and then for the first year or so that we were on teams @ 1SFG. This one definitely stings. He was a good guy and will be missed dearly. I am no longer in Group, so if anyone gets wind of memorial service info please post it. Thanks

Sorry for your loss brother, it does sting.

Thoughts and prayers out to family and friends.


Rest easy young warrior, you will not be forgotten.

07-17-2011, 10:00
Rest well brother..

Prayers to family and friends

07-17-2011, 10:06
Rest In Peace and Thank You

07-17-2011, 10:26
Rest in Peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

07-17-2011, 10:29
RIP, Doc.

07-17-2011, 10:36
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

07-17-2011, 10:39
Rest In Peace, Warrior. You and your family and loved ones are in my prayers.
The land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE.

07-17-2011, 10:58
Wyatt was the smartest, most chill guy I knew. I learned a great deal from him.

Rest in peace, brother. You will be greatly missed.

The Reaper
07-17-2011, 11:45
RIP, Staff Sergeant Goldsmith.

Thank you for your service, and for your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.

Prayers out.


07-17-2011, 11:59
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior........:(

Big Teddy

07-17-2011, 12:01
Rest in Peace Warrior - Thank you for your service.

Red Flag 1
07-17-2011, 12:40
Rest In God's Peace Warrior.

07-17-2011, 12:43
RIP Staff Sergeant Goldsmith May God bless and keep you always.

07-17-2011, 12:44
Wyatt, you were a great man and a true professional. You will be sorely missed. Our prayers are out to you, your family, and your teammates. Rest easy, we will never forget you.


07-17-2011, 14:06
Your relaxed attitude I will always carry with me. you showed me what it was to be more than just a medic, and what it meant to not carry to much. HA. Thank you for always taking the time to explain what you knew and showing me where to find what you didn't. As hard as you tried to not be a model NCO, You were. God bless the time I got to spend with you. it's now 4 o'clock I'll see you on the sun deck. peace brother.

07-17-2011, 14:20
Very sad news... Wyatt it was an honor to have known you.
Thoughts and prayers to your family and teammates.

07-17-2011, 15:47
I knew Wyatt growing up and throughout high school. I looked up to him and he will be greatly missed.

07-17-2011, 16:17
RIP SSG Goldsmith

07-17-2011, 16:35
Rest in peace SSG Goldsmith. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

07-17-2011, 16:55
RIP Brother.

Airborne Guy
07-17-2011, 17:26

07-17-2011, 18:08
RIP Brother

I wish you a soft landing on the DZ to link up with those who have gone before you.

07-17-2011, 19:08
Rest in Peace, Doc.


07-17-2011, 19:42
Rest in Peace Brother!!!!!!!

07-17-2011, 20:01
Rest in peace, SSG Goldsmith. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your brothers.

Goggles Pizano
07-17-2011, 21:23
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Goldsmith. Dominus vobiscum.
Thank you for your service.

07-17-2011, 21:47
Wyatt........You will be missed more than you know. You were one of the best 18D's that I have had the pleasure to work with. I can't even say anymore right now, I'm crushed.......Blue Skies Brother until we fly again.......

07-18-2011, 02:00
I remember Wyatt when he and I pulled AST duty for a month in Iraq. We sat next to each other, bitched about everything and made it as best a time as we could. You'll be missed.

07-18-2011, 06:20
Rest In Peace, Brother.

07-18-2011, 06:40
Rest in Peace brother.

07-18-2011, 10:34
Wyatt was promotable and has been officially been posthumously promoted to Sergeant First Class.

Bad Tolz
07-18-2011, 10:38
Rest in peace, with honor SSG Goldsmith.

07-18-2011, 11:08
Sad news. I had the chance to meet Wyatt during my brothers graduation at Ft. Bragg. He had a kind, easygoing demeanor and was an easily likeable guy.

RIP SFC Goldsmith and thank you for service and sacrifice. To those that served with him I send my sincere condolences and to his family my prayers.

07-18-2011, 11:14
Wyatt was in my company during a rotation to AFG last year from JAN-AUG. A truly outstanding NCO and person who will be sorely missed by 1st Group and the Regiment. Rest in peace brother.

07-18-2011, 14:30
Rest in Peace warrior.


07-18-2011, 14:37
Rest in Peace, SFC. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten. Give my son a hug for me.

molon labe

07-18-2011, 17:42
Rest in Peace SFC Goldsmith. My condolences to family, friends and Brothers.

Abu Jack
07-18-2011, 18:14
Rest In Peace

Mr Furious
07-18-2011, 21:08
Rest in peace brother

07-18-2011, 23:40
Rest in Peace.

We'll see you on the final rally point on the Big DZ in the sky.

07-18-2011, 23:51
Rest in peace brother, you'll find many of our best guys at the DZ.

Roguish Lawyer
07-18-2011, 23:58
RIP and thank you

07-19-2011, 14:46
Wyatt was my teammate, partner-in-crime, and brother. Buddy, it has been the honor of my life to escort you on your last journey from the battlefield to the United States.

I want everyone to know that during one of our many arguments about whose MOS was better he told me, "There is nothing better in life than fighting alongside your brothers and saving your buddies lives." He was doing both when he was killed. We love and miss you already.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
07-19-2011, 15:49
RIP SSG Goldsmith.

(BTW: I worked with both of his parents when they both worked for the King County Sheriff's Department. John & Lori Goldsmith)

07-19-2011, 17:11
RIP Brother

07-20-2011, 09:57
My son went to language school at Ft. Lewis and Robin Sage with Wyatt. RIP Wyatt.

07-20-2011, 19:20
I have Wyatt's memorial service information if anyone needs it.

07-25-2011, 05:23
Video of SFC Goldsmith returning home. The video is not mine.


07-25-2011, 17:43
Thank you Silas, that was a moving video.

07-25-2011, 17:45
RIP Warrior

08-10-2011, 07:48
Rest in Peace brother. You will be missed.

09-14-2011, 02:27
Video remembrance during 9/11.........

John and Lori, will be back out to see you guys soon. God Bless.......


full cooler
09-14-2011, 03:03
RIP SFC Goldsmith.

My thoughts and prayers to friends and family.

09-16-2011, 10:59
RIP Warrior

11-10-2011, 23:12
I learned of Wyatt's death through the National Ski Patrol grapevine and although I never had the pleasure to patrol with him I had heard of his warm heart, impeccable character and love of helping and protecting his fellow man. His loss saddens all of us deeply and I want to send my condolences to his family and to his SF brothers who he served with and all those he touched.

I was inspired by your story and had desired to serve after college but had also began to think of other plans. I know I must stand up and do my duty and I wear a KIA bracelet with your name to remind myself of the sacrifices of those who volunteer for hazardous duty to defend us even though most of us never know or seek out your heroism and sacrifices done for us. I cannot thank you enough.

Be thou at peace.