November 26, 2014

Wardell Turner - U.S. Military Fatality in Afghanistan

Wardell Turner
Sgt. Major Wardell Turner, age 48, of Nanticoke, Maryland, died on November 24, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an explosive device.

He was assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Drum, New York.

Family members stated that he most recently served with the 720th Military Police Battalion. He was promoted to sergeant major in July of 2013.

Sgt. Major Turner and another U.S. soldier were killed. Six civilians also died and many were wounded.

This was Wardell's second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Wardell graduated in 1984 from James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Maryland. He was heavily into football during his high school years. He attended Towson University on a football scholarship, and graduated in 1989 with a degree in business administration. 

Angels of God, pray for Wardell and for
those who have lost him.

Wardell later earned a master's degree in criminal justice from Central Missouri State University in 2011.

Wardell's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother.

Friends describe Wardell as a quiet man, uncomplaining, purposeful and helpful.

Wardell's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He was serious, even as a teenager, and was a devoted family man. He had values and integrity. He will be forever mourned.

Wardell is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including but not limited to his mother, Wanda; his three siblings; his wife, Katherine; five children and three grandchildren.

Thank you for serving, Wardell.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Wardell.

Pray that Wardell is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a loss. My heart goes out to you.