Jeffrey D. Kettle

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Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle

Special Forces Senior Engineer Sergeant

2nd Battalion 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Fort Bragg, NC

KIA 12 August 2007 Soldier of wounds sustained when his High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle struck an enemy Improvised Explosive Device northeast of Forward Operating Base Khogyani, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Age 31 a native of Texas City, Tx

He is survived by his wife, Brandi, and sons Jeffrey and Logan of Raeford, N.C.; and parents Ronald and Cynthia of League City, Tx. 

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Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger and Special Forces Tabs. 

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle, 31, a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha senior engineer sergeant assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) here was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Kettle was born in Texas City, Tx. He enlisted in the Army in November, 1993. 

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

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