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Fort Campbell Soldier dies from gunshot wound


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died of a gunshot wound October 21st, while conducting vehicle recovery from a previous improvised explosive device blast in Yahya Khel District, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth K. McAninch, 28, of Logansport, IN, was an Infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in December 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2009.

Kenneth K. McAninch

Kenneth K. McAninchHis awards and decorations include: Joint Service Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device and Combat Infantryman Badge.

McAninch is survived by his wife, Shawnna R. McAninch; children, Jeremiah McAninch, Braxton  McAninch, Brayden McAninch, Colby Dugan, Shyanne Adam and parents, Marvin McAninch of Logansport, IN and Cheryl Nance of Peru, IN.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held November 10th at 4:00pm.




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