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Two 101st Airborne Soldiers die of wounds suffered in attack on their unit

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers,  Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler and Specialist Carlos J. Negron, died July 10th of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit at Konar Province, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler (right) and Specialist Carlos J. Negron (left).
Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler (right) and Specialist Carlos J. Negron (left).

Shaun M. Mittler

Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler
Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler

Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler, 32, of Austin, Texas, was an indirect fire infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in December 1999 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2008.

Mittler’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Combat Infantry Badge; Expert Infantry Badge; Air Assault Badge; Driver/Mechanic Badge; and Weapons Qualification: M4, expert.

Mittler is survived by his wife, Maricel B. Mittler, daughter Christine Mittler and step-son John Barcel of Mililani, Hawaii; father Terry Mittler of Kansas City, MO; and mother Joyce Turner of Gladstone, MO.

Carlos J. Negron

Specialist Carlos J. Negron
Specialist Carlos J. Negron

Specialist Carlos J. Negron, 40, of Fort Myers, FL, was a combat medic assigned to the 426th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in June 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2009.

Negron’s awards and decorations include: Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with arrowhead, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; and Weapons Qualification: M4, expert.

Negron is survived by his wife, Arlin A. Negron and sons Carlos J. Jr., Carlos M. and Angel G. of Lakewood, NJ; father, Gabriel Negron of Lakewood, NJ; and mother, Marta Torres-Figueroa of Lakewood, NJ.

A memorial ceremony will be held for the soldiers in Afghanistan.

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