February 6, 2012

Terence Hildner

Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, age 49, of Fairfax, Virginia, died on February 3, 2012, in Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is believed that he passed away due to natural causes. 

He was assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas.

He is the highest ranking U.S. soldier to die in Afghanistan. 

Terence Hildner was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and listed Fairfax, Virginia, as his official home. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 and attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1997. 

Pray for Terence
He had commanded the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Fort Hood since August 2010 and left for Afghanistan in December to support the Nato mission there.

He had previously served in Germany, Iraq and Kuwait. 

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, U.S. Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, Southwest Asia Medal with 2 bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge. 

Terence is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife, Cindy, and four children: Brittany, Julie, Jonathan and Ryan. 

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

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