August 29, 2012

Mabry Anders

Spc. Mabry J. Anders, age 21, of Baker City, Oregon, died on August 27, 2012, in in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort arson, Colorado. 

Mabry attended Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon and also Baker High School in San Bernadino County in California. 

Mabry joined the Army on January 5, 2010. He had served at Fort Carson since July of 2011. He was deployed to Afghanistan on March 10, 2012. This was his first overseas deployment. 

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His awards include an Army Achievement Medal, a National Defense Service medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and an Overseas Service Ribbon. He will also be awarded a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and Army Good Conduct Medal.

High school officials describe him as bubbly, likeable, with an upbeat personality. 

Family members stated that they are proud of their son and of his service to his country. They said that they will miss his fearless spirit and love of life. 

Mabry is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Troy and Genevieve Woydziak.

Pray for the 21 year olds who are killed in combat. Yesterday, they were just boys. 

Let us pray that Mabry Anders is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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