Wednesday, July 18, 2012

R.I.P. - Sgt. Erik N. May

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Sgt. Erik N. May, 26, of Independence, Kan., died July 14, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan.

            May was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

            For more information pertaining to this release, media may contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-240-1796.

from hutchpost:

FORT RILEY  – Army officials say a Fort Riley soldier from southeast Kansas has died in Afghanistan.

The 1st Infantry Division said in a release Tuesday that 26-year-old Sgt. Erik May of Independence died July 14 at a medical facility in eastern Afghanistan. The cause of his death is under investigation.

May joined the Army in September 2007 and was assigned to Fort Riley in February 2009. He was on his second deployment when he died. May also served in Iraq in 2009.

His awards include an Army Commendation Medal, an Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with one campaign star.

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran issued the following statement today on the death of U.S. Army Sergeant Erik N. May.

“All Americans will forever be indebted to Sergeant May for his service on our behalf,” Sen. Moran said. “My deepest sympathies go out to his family, and I ask all Kansans to join me in remembering his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
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