Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 26th, in a non combat related incident in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait.
Sergeant First Class Phillip C. Tanner, 43, of Sheridan, WY, was a Motor Transportation Operator assigned to 541st Transportation Company, 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in Oct 1993 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2007.
Tanner was processing through Kuwait after leaving Afghanistan enroute to Fort Campbell at the time of his death.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Non- Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; United Nations Medal; NATO Medal; and Driver Mechanic Badge.
Tanner is survived by his wife, Hyun J. Tanner of Clarksville, Tennessee and daughter, Ashley M. Tanner in Hinesville, GA.