IMO Sergeant Brandon Silk

 

SGT Brandon Silk, KIA June 2010 in Afghanistan, of Orono, Maine.

Brandon Silk of Orono, Maine KIA in Afghanistan

Sergeant Brandon Silk, age 25, a native of Orono, Maine was killed in action on Monday, June 21, 2010 in Afghanistan.  He was a Soldier in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

Silk graduated from Orono High School in 2003.  He played on the Orono High School football team and was on the track team.  He was a transfer student from Calais, Maine.  He has two brothers who are serving in the military with the Maine Air National Guard's 101st Air Refueling Wing.  His father also served with the 101st Airborne Division.  His hobbies were hunting, shooting, the Patriots, the Red Sox, music, and motorcycles.

Brandon was a member of Company C, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.  His awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Air Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.

He was on his fourth overseas tour.  He was a Blackhawk helicopter Crew Chief.  He leaves behind a wife and step-son.


Websites in Memory of Brandon Silk

Obituary.  Bangor Daily News.

Guest Book.  Legacy.com.

Funeral Announcement. Bangor Daily News.

Yearning to Fly.  The Unknown Soldiers.

Maine Patriot Guard.


News Articles About Sergeant Brandon Silk

June 22, 2010.  "Maine Soldier Killed In Afghanistan".  WMTW.com.

June 22, 2010.  "Soldier from Orono killed in Afghanistan".  WCSH6.com.

June 22, 2010.  "Maine soldier dies in Afghanistan helicopter crash".  Kennebec Journal.

June 22, 2010.  "Soldier with Maine ties killed in Afghanistan".  Sun Journal.

June 22, 2010.  "Congresswoman Chellie Pingree mourns loss of soldier from Maine".  Congressional Office.

June 22, 2010.  "Fallen Orono soldier's family recalls his devotion to service".  Bangor Daily News.

June 22, 2010.  "Congresswoman Chellie Pingree mourns loss of soldier from Maine".  Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Office.

June 23, 2010.  "Orono, Maine mourns loss of Sgt. Brandon Silk".  NECN.com.

June 23, 2010.  "Mainer in 101st dies overseas".  The Kennebec Journal.

June 23, 2010.  "Airborne Mainer killed on second Afghanistan tour".  Portland Press Herald.

June 29, 2010.  "Sgt. Silk's Body Returning to Maine".  WFVX Fox 22.

June 29, 2010.  "Funeral Friday for Orono soldier".  Bangor Daily News.

June 29, 2010.  "Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff on Friday, July 2".  Office of the Governor.

June 30, 2010.  "DOD Identifies Army Casualty".  DOD News Release.

June 30, 2010.  "Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan".  Business & Heritage Clarksville Magazine.

June 30, 2010.  "Body of Orono Soldier killed in Afghanistan back in Maine".  WLBZ TV 2.

June 30, 2010.  "Fallen Orono soldier returns to Maine".  Bangor Daily News.

June 30, 2010.  "Funeral Scheduled Friday for Fallen Soldier".  WMTW.com.

July 2, 2010.  "Orono soldier laid to rest".  Bangor Daily News.

July 2, 2010.  "Orono soldier receives final salute, laid to rest".  Maineville Houlton.

 

 

 

 

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SSG Brandon Silk of Orono, Maine and 101st Abn Division.  KIA in Afghanistan in June 2010.

 

 

 


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