Sgt. 1 st Class Justin S. Monschke
A Detachment Communications Sergeant
ODA 354, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, N.C.
a native of Denton, Texas, graduated from Krum High School in 1997
KIA 14 October 2007 by improvised explosive device strike while conducting a combat operation in the south Baghdad region of Arab Jabour, Iraq
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Awards and Decorations
Two Army Commendation Medals,
Three Army Achievement Medals,
Three Army Good Conduct Medals,
National Defense Service Medal,
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,
Afghanistan Campaign Medal,
Iraqi Campaign Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
Three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons,
Army Service Ribbon,
Expert Infantryman Badge,
Military Freefall Badge,
Air Assault Badge,
Special Forces Tab.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa; daughter, Ashley; son, Ryan; and stepson, Dylan, of Lillington,
N.C.; father, Larry Monschke, of Ft. Worth, Texas; and mother, Patty Jett, of Denton, Texas.
Sgt. 1 st Class Justin S. Monschke, 28, was killed in action on Oct. 14, while
conducting combat operations in the South Baghdad Region of Arab Jabour
while serving with ODA 354 of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).
He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in July 2007 as a member
of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula.
This was his second deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism and his first deployment to Iraq.
He enlisted in the Army on June 12, 1997 as an Airborne Infantryman.. He was initially assigned and served more than two years with Company B, 2nd Bn., 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Ky.
He also served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Ranger Training Battalion in Dahlonega, Ga., and as a squad leader and Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.
He was assigned to 2nd Bn., 3rd SFG(A) at Fort Bragg, N.C., in April 2006.
In 2002 he earned the coveted “Green Beret.”
His military education includes the Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course; Special Forces Advance Recon Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course; the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course; Basic Airborne Course; Jumpmaster Course; Emergency Medical Technician – Ambulance Course; Air Assault Course; Ranger Course; Warrior Leaders Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; Combat Lifesavers Course; Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course.
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