Robert J. Mogensen

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Sgt. 1st Class  Robert J. Mogensen

Senior Special Forces Weapons Sergeant

Company A, 1st Battalion

3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) 

Fort Bragg, N.C.

28 from Cape Coral, Florida

KIA Saturday, 29 May 2004 in 

Kandahar, Afghanistan, 

when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

Special Forces Condolences Book

29 May 2004. 


Sgt. 1st Class 

Robert J. Mogensen 

was born on 

Feb. 17, 1978 

in New York. 

He was a Senior Special Forces Weapons Sergeant

 assigned to 

Company A, 1st Battalion

 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Fort Bragg, N.C.

Mogenson is survived by his wife, Tanya, and their children Joshua, 10, Vanessa, 6 and Leilani, 8 weeks. His mother, Roxanne Mogensen, and his father, William Mogensen, a Vietnam Veteran and older brother, Matthew Mogensen, also survive him.

Mogensen was a native of Leesville, La., and joined the Army in 1995. He completed Infantry Training, Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Ga., before being assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. After completing Special Forces Training,  Ranger School  and French Language Sraining, he was assigned to 1st Bn., 3rd SFG in October 2000.

He was a senior Special Forces noncommissioned officer and served three tours in Afghanistan, one in Africa and many more missions that are still classified. He received a Purple Heart for injuries suffered during his first tour in Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab.

He was assigned to the "Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan" and was KIA Saturday, 29 May 2004, In the deadliest incident for the U.S. military since the latest campaign to hunt down Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders began on March 7, as they were driving about 30 kilometers, or 19 miles, east of the provincial capital, Qalat.

**Information from, The Department of Defense, USASOC used in this Article.

**Photo furnished by Kevin O'Brien

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