December 12, 2012

Wesley Williams

Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, age 25, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died on December 10, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. 

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Wes graduated from Tecumseh High School and was part of the ROTC program there. He joined the Army in 2005. 

He spent his first couple of years in the Army training to become an infantryman and then an airborne soldier. He reported to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany in 2006 and deployed with the unit to Iraq in 2007 as a radio telephone operator.

The Army assigned him to Lewis-McChord’s 4th Brigade in February of 2009, and he deployed to Iraq later that year as a rifleman. Williams deployed again with the 4th Brigade last month, this time to Afghanistan as an infantry squad leader.
Light a candle for Wes.  Light
his way to Heaven. 

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (Numeral “3”), NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

Wesley is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife. 

Thank you for serving, Wes.

Pray for all who die young. 

Let us pray that Wesley Williams is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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