Trevor John Diesing




Sgt 1st Class Trevor John Diesing

Born May 16, 1975 in Red Wing, Minnesota 

 KIA  Aug. 25, 2005 while conducting combat operations
in Iraq

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Sgt 1st Class Diesing 

served with the 

1st Battalion

10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

His last assignment was as 

a team member assigned to the

U.S. Army Special Operations Command

 Fort Bragg, N.C.

He 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 Airborne Division.

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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