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Friday, June 17, 2011
Staff Sergeant Jeremy A. Katzenberger died on Tuesday from wounds suffered during an insurgent attack while serving in Paktika province, Afghanistan.
A Weatherby Lake resident and graduate of Park Hill, Katzenberger was 26.
First enlisting in 2004, Katzenberger currently served as a squad leader assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia.
His survivors include wife Coleen and infant son Everett James, and parents Robert and Peggy.
According to a release from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs, "His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge. Katzenberger was also awarded the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal with one loop, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2 and the Army Service Ribbon."
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