Sunday, October 27, 2013

SSG PATRICK QUINN, US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES, KIA AFGHANISTAN


Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Quinn, 26, of Quarryville, Pa., died Oct. 13, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his base with small arms fire.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.

His awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars), Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Quinn was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star) and the NATO Medal.

He is survived by his wife and their three sons.

We pray for peace and guidance for your wife and three sons. We thank you for your service to our country. Never forgottoen . . .

SSG Quinn (3/10 SFGA). Less than a year out of the “Q”. There wasn’t a lot of information as to the battle that took place. I have to wonder if they are leaving Pineland with the same skills we did. I rode my HD as a Chapter 64 SFA representative escort (with 14 American Legion riders) for the funeral procession, wish there was something more I could have done. Quarryville and southern Lancaster County made me proud; there were all levels of LEA and fire trucks from as far away as Strasburg and they crossed ladders with a huge American at the major intersections. People stood on the side of the road and at the end of their driveways with flags and saluted the procession, to include the Amish.

DEACON OF DOOM SENDS

4 comments:

  1. TomR,armed in TexasOctober 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Another trooper paying the ultimate price to protect America. Always sad.

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  2. The citizens of the Susquehanna Valley are great patriots, especially in Lancaster and York. A warming reception for an American soldier who gave the ultimate sarifice to his country. Never forgotten.

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  3. God bless him and his family. Greater love hath no man....

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