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Old 11-08-2007, 20:33   #1
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Captain Benjamin Tiffner

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 8, 2007) — An Army Special Forces Soldier was killed Nov. 7 as a result of an improvised explosive device strike while conducting a combat operation in Baghdad, Iraq.

Capt. Benjamin Tiffner, 31, was fatally wounded when his vehicle encountered an IED in the course of conducting a ground convoy in Baghdad. He was a Special Forces Operational Detachment – Alpha team leader assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Tiffner, a native of Ohio, volunteered for military service and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2000. After Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Airborne School and Ranger School, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment., at Fort Lewis, Wash., and served as an infantry platoon leader, reconnaissance platoon leader, and company executive officer. He served in Iraq from November 2003 to March 2004. Upon graduating from the Special Forces Qualification Course in April 2006, he was assigned to 5th SFG(A).

Tiffner is survived by his parents, Timothy and Judith of Soldotna, Alaska.



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Old 11-08-2007, 20:37   #2
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Old 11-08-2007, 21:38   #3
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Old 11-08-2007, 22:34   #5
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