- 22 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 14, 1986
- Date of passing: Jun 29, 2009
|Let the memory of Terry be with us forever|
Sgt. Terry J. Lynch of Shepherd, Montana attended Shepherd High School where he was liked by both staff and students. The spunky young man with a lot of spirit took his swearing in oath into the Army as given by Army Gen. Peter Schoomaker in July 2005. Terry was proud to have taken part in the fourth of July ceremony held in Cody, Wyoming that day. He was embarking on his basic training, and was glad to be doing something for his country. Terry was all was set to come home on leave in July 2009. His awards and decorations include, the 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, the NATO Medal, and Combat Action Badge. Terry was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when he died at age 22 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was an energetic and inquisitive child who had many fun trips and adventures with his parents and siblings including a trip to Australia, where his mother grew up. His spirit and love of fun endeared him to his many friends.
"You sacrificed and lost your life for my freedom and for that I can never thank you enough. Your family raised a Hero that is for sure"
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