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IED Device kills Fort Campbell Soldier


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died December 31st, 2010 in Howz E Madad, Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

Sgt. Michael J. Beckerman, 25, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, was a combat engineer assigned to A Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Michael Beckerman

Michael BeckermanBeckerman joined the Army in September 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January, 2010.

Beckerman’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.

He is survived by his wife, Spec. Margaretta A. Beckerman and daughter, Brianna J. Beckerman, of Clarksville, TN; and parents, Lisa Beckerman and Steve Beckerman, also of Sainte Genevieve, MO.




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