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Joker
05-03-2013, 19:31
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 1 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit on April 27, with an improvised explosive device in Arian, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 2, 2013, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained from an Improvised Explosive Device on April 27 in Afghanistan.

Simpson was assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as a weapons sergeant. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Simpson's third deployment to an Overseas Contingency Operation.

Simpson enlisted in the Army in April, 2003, as an Infantryman.

Upon completion of basic training and Advanced Individual Training, Simpson was assigned to Company D, 3rd Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard, as a Rifleman. In 2006, Simpson was assigned to Company C, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and deployed in 2007 as a fire team leader in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Simpson volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course and completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in July 2011.

He was assigned to Company C, 4th BN, 1st SFG (A) as a weapons sergeant. He participated in the multilateral exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand in 2012 and recently deployed in support of OEF-A.

Simpson's military education includes the Special Forces Qualification Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Course, Hazmat Driver Instructor's Course, Joint Armorers Training Course, and the Basic Airborne Course.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral "2" device, Army Service Ribbon, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and his parents.

http://www.soc.mil/UNS/Releases/2013/May/130503-01.html
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Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

nousdefions
05-03-2013, 19:44
Rest in God's peace, Warrior. I'll keep you, your family and loved ones in my prayers.

The land of the Free because of the Brave

The Reaper
05-03-2013, 19:59
RIP, hermano.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

See you on the other side.

TR

SF_BHT
05-03-2013, 21:09
Rest inPeace Brother....

Tatonka316
05-03-2013, 21:10
Rest in Peace, SSG. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten. Give my son a hug and tell him I will see him soon.

molon labe

JJ_BPK
05-03-2013, 21:21
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

koz
05-03-2013, 22:15
Rest in Peace Warrior. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

twistedsquid
05-03-2013, 22:31
fair winds...following seas...be at peace

BKKMAN
05-04-2013, 02:13
RIP

Cha bhithidh a leithid ann a-riamh a-rithist

Stargazer
05-04-2013, 06:41
You are at peace now. May those who walk without you find the same until you are reunited. Thank you for your service. Never forgotten, Ever honored.

PedOncoDoc
05-04-2013, 06:54
Rest in peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Gypsy
05-04-2013, 18:12
Rest in Peace SSG Simpson, my prayers are with your family and Brothers.

MtnGoat
05-04-2013, 21:19
Rest In Peace Brother

Prayers To Your Family And Friends

Blue Skies And Soft Landings

Red Flag 1
05-04-2013, 21:23
Rest In God's Peace, Warrior.

Agoge2
05-04-2013, 21:34
Rest in Peace, Staff Sergeant Simpson. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

My sincerest condolences to your family, friends, and teammates.

You will surely be missed.

orion5
05-04-2013, 23:25
RIP Warrior. Texas will miss you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

booker
05-05-2013, 09:50
Rest in Peace, SSG.

DIYPatriot
05-05-2013, 10:11
Rest in peace, warrior. Your family and your Brothers are in our prayers.

Goggles Pizano
05-05-2013, 11:46
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Simpson.
Dominus vobiscum.

rdret1
05-05-2013, 13:15
RIP, SSG. Thank you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

TrapperFrank
05-05-2013, 16:24
God bless you and your familly, rest in peace.

BleepAndBloop
05-15-2013, 14:34
Rest in Peace brother

Richard
06-27-2014, 08:07
Apparently he was born in Bad Tölz when his father was an ODA CDR there.

The link is to a video from his wife for Memorial Day 2014 and the 'Run To Remember' movement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxDI3VENjE0#t=17

RIP, Soldier.

PRB
06-27-2014, 13:47
Thanks Richard, great link and a good group to join...I didn't know about it.

Hacksaw
06-27-2014, 21:22
I see SSG Simpsons face every morning in our chow hall on Camp Woods. I was in Ghazni when he was killed, I didn't know him but I know what happened and the effect it had on his company. Watching the video adds a lot of what is always missing in just a photo, especially the ones the Army puts up of their dead. I will go to chow this morning, my last on Woods, and will see the man for the lsat time but it will actually be the first time.

Even such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days;
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust.

FMF DOC
07-01-2014, 06:50
RIP Warrior

regular6uy
07-01-2014, 21:37
Rest in peace brother. May God bless you and your family. DOL