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101st Airborne Soldier killed while on patrol

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died February 27th, after his mounted patrol received small-arms and rocket propelled grenade fire in the Darah-Ye district, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Specialist Brian Tabada, 21, of Las Vegas, Nev. was a Fire Support Specialist, also known as a “Fister,” assigned to Headquarters and headquarters company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Brian Tabada

Brian Tabada

Brian TabadaHe joined the Army in August 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2009. His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; Army Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

Tabada is survived by his father, Muncko Kruize of Honolulu, Hawaii and Leinette Mahan of Las Vegas, NV.

Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held March 9th at 4:00pm at the Family Resource Center.


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