- 19 years old
- Date of birth: May 26, 1990
- Date of passing: Jun 27, 2009
|Let the memory of Steven be with us forever|
Steven T. Drees of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, was a 2008 graduate of Peshtigo High School. He joined the Army July 25, 2008, and was trained at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left for Afghanistan on his 19th birthday, May 26, 2009, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado. Less than a month later, on June 24 in Konar Province, Afghanistan, insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher. Steven was gravely injured and transported to Germany. Steven's parents and twin brother flew to Germany to say goodbye. His wishes to be an organ donor were granted. He died June 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, after life-support was disconnected. Steven's military awards include: the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device; Purple Heart Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal, Posthumous; Combat Infantryman Badge; Overseas Service Bar and the Expert Weapons Qualification Badge (rifle)
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