Staff Sgt. Robert R. Pirelli
A Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
29 of Franklin, Mass.
15 August 2007
when his patrol made contact with the enemy in the Diyala Province
Company A, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
based at Fort Carson, Colorado
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Pirelli is survived by his parents, Robert and Nancy Pirelli; brother Shawn, and sister Stacey, of Franklin, Mass.
Staff Sgt. Robert R. Pirelli, 29, a Special Forces engineer sergeant assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colo., was fatally wounded by enemy small arms fire during a dismounted attack on an enemy position.
He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2007 as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula. This was his first deployment to Iraq.
Pirelli, a native of Franklin, Mass., volunteered for military service and entered the Army in Dec. 2003 as an infantryman.
After graduating the Special Forces Qualification Course, he was assigned to 3rd Bn., 10th SFG(A) at Fort Carson, Colo., in June 2006.
**Information from SFAHQ.com, The DoD, USASOC used in this Article.
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