November 10, 2011

Patrick L. Huntley

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick L. Huntley, age 31, of Portland, Oregon, died on November 7, 2011, of injuries suffered when a Stryker vehicle rolled over during training at the National Training Center; Fort Irwin, California.

He was a member of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, which is part of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Angels of God, pray for Patrick
Patrick Huntley enlisted in the Army in 1998, and served as an infantryman in 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at then-Fort Lewis (now JBLM). He served with the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Germany, and most recently as a drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Georgia, before arriving in August at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for his current assignment. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice, from October 2004 - October 2005 and September 2007 - November, 2008.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (3 awards), Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3 awards), Certificate of Achievement (3 awards), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge.

Family members stated that Patrick was proud to serve in the Army.

Patrick is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Gary Huntley.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Patrick L. Huntley is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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