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Old 01-07-2009, 16:45   #1
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SFC STEFEN SAMMONS

Just recieved this email from WV. It has since been confirmed through USASFC.

SFC Stefen Sammons from 2/19th SFG (A) passed away yesterday while at Camp Atterbury pending deployment.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Please keep SFC Sammons family in your thoughts and prayers.



We will inform you of Service arrangements as they come available



Ill post further details as I recieve them.

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Old 01-07-2009, 16:47   #2
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Old 01-07-2009, 16:51   #3
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Old 01-07-2009, 16:51   #4
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Old 01-07-2009, 17:42   #5
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Rest in Peace.. my deepest sympathies to the family and friends.
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Old 01-07-2009, 21:08   #6
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Old 01-08-2009, 00:46   #7
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:38   #8
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:02   #9
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:28   #10
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:31   #11
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:54   #12
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In pace requiescat SFC Sammons.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:28   #13
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:09   #14
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Old 01-08-2009, 13:01   #15
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