July 31, 2012

Bobby Estle

Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle, age 38, of Lebanon, Ohio, died on July 28, 2012, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy, small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, New York.

Bobby graduated from Warren County Career Center in 1992. He joined the Army in March of 1993. 

He deployed to Iraq from March 2003 to June 2004 and November 2005 to November 2006. He deployed to Afghanistan in February 2010 to July 2010. His second deployment to Afghanistan began in October of 2011. This was to be his fourth and final tour. 

Saint Joseph, pray for Bobby
Loved ones said that Bobby loved the military. They are in shock over his death. 

They also said that he would help any family member and any soldier. He is their hero.

His awards and decorations include: the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, five Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Bobby is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including his parents, Robert and Debra Howard; brother Rob Howard; his wife Monica Estle; and children J.R. Marston, age 20; Anthony Estle, age 19, and Marieanna Estle, age 12. 

Let us pray that Bobby Estle is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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