December 12, 2015

Andrew Aimesbury - U.S. Soldier Fatality

Andrew Aimesbury

Cpl. Andrew Aimesbury, age 21, died in the line of duty on December 9, 2015, in Georgia.

Cpl. Aimesbury was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.  He was a Ranger team leader. He joined the regiment in September of 2013.

Andrew was attending a training exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia. It was a live-fire exercise. Tragically, during the exercise Andrew was mortally wounded. 

He was flown to a military treatment facility at an undisclosed location where, tragically, he passed away from his injuries. 

The circumstances of this tragic accident are under investigation. 

Andrew was a native of Strafford, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dover Senior High School before enlisting in the Army. He had served one tour of duty in Afghanistan.

His awards include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
Angels of God, pray for Andrew and for those
who have lost him. 
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the NATO Medal.

Andrew's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Military officials stated that Andrew was an exceptional leader and an extraordinary man. He was well-liked by his comrades. He was a competent soldier and a caring man. He had a future in the military. He will be forever remembered.

Andrew's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Andrew is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Carl and Karen Aimesbury, and his sister, Abigail. 

Thank you for your service to your country, Andrew. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Andrew is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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