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Fort Campbell Soldier killed by IED device

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died July 30th when his dismounted patrol encountered an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Spec. Michael L. Stansbery, Jr., 21, of Mt. Juliet, TN, was a cannon crewmember (artilleryman) assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in September 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in April 2010.

Spec. Michael L. Stansbery
Michael L. Stansbery

Stanbery’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon;  and Weapons Qualification: M4, expert.

Stansbery is survived by his parents, Michael L. Stansbery, Sr., and Tammy Stansbery of Mt. Juliet, TN.

A memorial ceremony will be held in Afghanistan.


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