Sunday, July 15, 2012

R.I.P. - Sgt. Michael E. Ristau

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Michael E. Ristau, 25, of Rockford, Ill., died July 13 in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. 

            He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            For more information please contact the I Corps public affairs office at 253-477-3048 or 253-370-9861.

tons of pictures there, remembering Ristau

Rest In Peace
Sgt. Michael Eugene Risteau
1985 – 2012

Posted on July 15, 2012

One of our Battle Company soldiers has been killed during combat in Afghanistan.

Please remember in your prayers this one brave, quiet young soldier:

Sgt. Michael Eugene Risteau

We ask you also to pray for his family and friends, plus all the soldiers fighting with him in Afghanistan including the two soldiers who were injured in the same combat incident.

One of the soldiers in his unit remembered him this way: “Another 5-20 brother lost. May he rest in peace for he has done his time in hell.”

Michael was born on December 20, 1985, at Cascade, Iowa. He died July 13, 2012 in while fighting with the United States Army in Afghanistan.

A native of Cascade, Iowa, Michael, 27, graduated from Lincoln’s Challenge Academy in Waveland, Mississippi, in 2004 and enlisted in the Army about a month later. He was married to Elizabeth Risteau on June 18, 2011 and they have one son, Hyle Lee Risteau, who was born at Tacoma on Nov. 28., 2011, just days before he deployed to Afghanistan.

The soldiers injured during the same combat incident that killed Sgt. Risteau are Pvt. Dakota C. Vojta and Pvt. Teddy Wilson
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This is PVT. Teddy Wilson's aunt. We want wont to wish our greatest condolences to Mikes family. Teddy spoke highly of him. I wish the outcome was different and everyone was safe. We are praying daily for Dakota and his healing. May God Be with all Our Soldiers!!!

Punsih the american government sending these men over there to be killed.

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