Sgt 1st Class Trevor John Diesing
Born May 16, 1975 in Red Wing,
Aug. 25, 2005 while conducting combat operations
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Sgt 1st Class Diesing
served with the
10th Special Forces Group
His last assignment was as
a team member assigned to the
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Fort Bragg, N.C.
is survived by his wife, Lori; sons, Cole and Maddox
and his parents, Lonnie and Debra
Diesing and younger brother Toby, 27.
He first entered the U.S. Army as an infantryman May 24, 1993, and
after completion of initial entry training, was assigned to 3rd Battalion,
3rd Infantry Regiment of the Minnesota National Guard. Since that time, Diesing served in 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry Battalion, 101st
Diesing graduated from a myriad of military courses while in the Army. Of note, he completed the
Air Assault Course, the Ranger Course, the Basic Airborne Course, the Static Line Jumpmaster
Course, the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course, the Special Operations Engineer
Course, the Military Freefall Course, and the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course.
Diesing's awards and decorations included two Bronze Star Medals, two Army Commendation Medals,
one with Valor Device, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with
bronze service star, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,
the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development
Ribbon with numeral two, the Army Service Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the
Combat Infantrymanís Badge, the Expert Infantrymanís Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Military
Freefall Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
Diesing was posthumously promoted and recommended for the Bronze Star with Valor Device, Defense
Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart.
He play basketball and baseball for Plum City High School
near Twin Cities, Minnesota.
His mother, Debbie Diesing, said he had no doubts about the war in Iraq. "He believed in what he was doing for our country and for our families," said Debbie Diesing. "He knew that we had to do something and that what he was doing was right."
He will be buried on his family's farm next to the graves of his grandparents.
Diesing worked on his family farm and enjoyed hunting, particularly bow hunting, and fishing with his younger brother, Toby, 27.
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