Paul R. Syverson III




Maj. Paul R. Syverson III

 KIA  16 June 2004  on 

Logistical Support Area Anaconda, Balad, Iraq

3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, (Airborne)

based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Special Forces Condolences Book

16 June 2004

Maj. Paul R. Syverson III

32, a Special Forces 

Operations Officer 

assigned to the 

5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

was fatally wounded when a rocket exploded near a group of Soldiers during an attack on Logistical Support Area Anaconda by suspected insurgents. 

Syverson is survived by his wife, Jackie, a 7 year old son, Paul and a 6 week old daughter, Amy Elizabeth.

Maj. Paul R. Syverson III, 32, was assigned as the assistant operations officer for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky.

He was killed in Iraq on June 16, 2004 during a rocket attack on Logistical Support Area Anaconda, Balad, Iraq. The rocket landed near a group of Soldiers outside of the Post Exchange.

Syverson was a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., and enlisted in the Army in 1993 following graduation from the Virginia Military Institute where he earned a bachelorís degree in international relations.

His first assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 41st Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga. In 1998, he graduated from the Special Forces Officer Course and was assigned to the 5th SFG.

While assigned to the 5th SFG he served in a variety of positions including: Operational Detachment Alpha commander, battalion staff officer and Group assistant operations officer. He also served as the commander of Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th SFG.

Syversonís military education and schools include the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Joint Deployment Officer Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Jumpmaster Course and Pathfinder Course.

Syversonís awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge and Special Forces Tab.

-De Oppresso Liber - 

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