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Fort Campbell Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died June 22nd at Camp Clark, Afghanistan of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

1st Sgt. Eddie Turner, 41, of Fort Belvoir, VA, was an automated logistical specialist assigned to the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. Turner entered the Army in January 1990 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November 2007.

Turner’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (2); Army Commendation Medal (8); Army Achievement Medal (8); Army Good Conduct Medal (6); National Defense Service Medal (2); Korean Defense Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Afghanistan Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (3); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Kuwait Liberation Medal; NATO Medal Former Republic of Yugoslavia; Parachutists Badge; Air Assault Badge;  Driver/Mechanic Badge; and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

1st Sgt. Eddie Turner

Turner is survived by his mother, Jeannie Karr of Clarksville, TN.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony.

The next ceremony will be held July 21st at 4:00pm and McAuliffe Hall.


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