Robert R. Pirelli




Staff Sgt. Robert R. Pirelli

A Special Forces Engineer Sergeant

29 of Franklin,  Mass.

 KIA  15 August 200 when his patrol made contact with the enemy in the Diyala Province

Company A, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

based at Fort Carson, Colorado

Special Forces Condolences Book


Awards and Decorations


Two Army Good Conduct Medals

 National Defense Service Medal

Iraqi Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

Combat Infantryman Badge

 Parachutist Badge

Special Forces Tab

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, The DoD, USASOC used in this Article.

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