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Four Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Killed

 

LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Four Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY died April 16th as a result of a suicide attack during a meeting on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

Killed were: Sergeant 1st Class Charles Lewis Adkins, Staff Sgt. Cynthia Renea Taylor, Sergeant Linda Lamou Pierre, and Specialist Joseph Brian Cemper.

Charles Adkins, Cynthia Taylor, Linda Pierre, and Joseph Cemper were killed April 16th during a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Charles Adkins

Charles AdkinsSergeant 1st Class Charles Lewis Adkins, 35, of Sandusky, Ohio was a Maintenance Supervisor assigned to Headquarters and headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY. He joined the Army in November 1995 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2002.

His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; Combat Action Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Air Assault Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

Adkins is survived by his wife, Sarah C. Adkins; son, Garrhett C. Adkins; daughters, Makayla R. L. Adkins, Mackenzie S. Adkins and Gabriella G. Adkins, all of Clarksville, TN. He is also survived by his parents, Charles E. Adkins of Milan, Ohio and Shelia Good of Hudson, MI.

Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia TaylorStaff Sgt. Cynthia Renea Taylor, 39, of Columbus, GA was a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to Headquarters and headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. She joined the Army in November 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in April 2004.

Her awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; Combat Action Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

Taylor is survived by her daughter, Maggie J. Taylor of Clarksville, TN and son, Joseph L. Goodwin of Oak Grove, KY. She is also survived by her mother, Judy A. Hart of Clarksville, TN.

Linda Pierre

Linda PierreSergeant Linda Lamou Pierre, 28, of Immokalee, FL was a Human Resources Specialist assigned to Headquarters and headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY. She joined the Army in November 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2009.

Her awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal and Combat Action Badge.

She is survived by her father, Jean Lamour and mother, Elvina Pierre, both of Immokalee, FL.

Joseph Cemper

Joseph CemperSpecialist Joseph Brian Cemper, 21, of Warrensburg, MO was a Transportation Management Coordinator assigned to Headquarters and headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY. He joined the Army in September 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in February 2010.

His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal and Combat Action Badge.

He is survived by his daughter, Liam Cemper of North Richland Hills, TX and his parents, Eugene B. Cemper and Angela D. Cemper of North Richland Hills, TX.

Eagle Remembrance Ceremony

Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held May 11th at 4:00pm on post. A memorial service will be held for the Soldiers in Afghanistan.


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