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September 29, 2012

Orion Sparks

Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, age 29, of Tucson, Arizona, died on September 26, 2012, in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent wearing a suicide vest detonated the device near his patrol.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. 

Military officials describe Orion Sparks as a contagious optimist who was always in good spirits.
Mary, pray for Orion

It was also stated that he could relate to soldiers on a personal level and helped guide them through life.  He was an outstanding trainer of soldiers and a leader who was not afraid to get his hands dirty and lead from the front – a true NCO to the end. He was a cornerstone in Anvil Troop.

He will be greatly missed by his comrades. 

Orion is survived by many loving friends and relatives. 

Let us pray that Orion Sparks is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Jane Duquette-Cummings said...

My deepest condolences to those who know and love Staff Sgt. Orion Sparks. May Orion enjoy a never-ending adventure in heaven with our Lord, our Mother Mary and all the angels and saints. Thank you, Orion, for your ultimate sacrifice and the sacrifice of all who have gone before you.