IMO Specialist Wade A. Slack


Wade Slack of Maine KIA in Afghanistan

Specialist Wade A. Slack, age 21, a native of Waterville, Maine was killed in action on Thursday, May 6, 2010 in Jaghatu, Wardak Province, Afghanistan.  He was a Soldier in the 707th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) of the United States Army stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Wade was a graduate of Waterville High School where he attended from 2003 to 2007.  He worked on and off as a cook at a restaurant called The Last Unicorn from 2005 to 2007.  Among his interests were family, friends, video games, movies, and shooting.

SPC Slack enlisted in the Army on September 2006 while a senior in high school.  After graduation he reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. for basic training in July 2007.  He worked in the EOD field and specialized in defusing explosives.  His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, NATO Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge.

Websites in Honor and Memory of Wade A. Slack

Obituary.  Veilleux Funeral Home.

Guest Book.

Wade Slack.  Patriot Guard Riders.

Spc. Wade Slack, An American Hero, RIP.  Maine USA.Net

Spc. Wade A. Slack.  Freedom Remembered.

Spc. Wade A. Slack.  WGME CBS 13 Facebook.

SPC. Wade A. Slack.  EOD Hero.


News Articles About Specialist Wade Slack

May 7, 2010.  "DoD Identifies Army Casualty".  DoD News Release.

May 7, 2010.  "Joint Base soldier dies in Afghanistan".  The Seattle Times.

May 7, 2010.  "Governor Mourns Death of Soldier from Maine".  Office of the Governor.

May 7, 2010.  "Maine soldier killed in Afghanistan".  Sun Journal.

May 7, 2010.  "Soldier From Maine Dies in Afghanistan".  MPBN.

May 8, 2010.  "Mainer killed in Afghanistan".  Portland Press Herald.

May 8, 2010.  "Waterville soldier killed in Afghanistan".  Bangor Daily News.

May 8, 2010.  "Afghanistan claims another Lewis-McChord soldier".  The Olympian.

May 9, 2010.  "Maine soldier killed in Afghanistan".  WLBZ2 TV.

May 9, 2010.  "Staff at Waterville restaurant mourns loss of Maine soldier".

May 9, 2010.  "Maine soldier comes home".  Portland Press Herald.

May 10, 2010.  "Maine Soldier Killed by Indirect Fire in Afghanistan".  Fox 23.

May 10, 2010.  "Funeral not set of area soldier".  The Kennebec Journal.

May 11, 2010.  "Remains of slain soldier coming home".  Morning Sentinel.

May 12, 2010.  "Funeral Sunday for Fallen Maine Soldier".  WBZ TV.

May 13, 2010.  "Remains of slain Waterville soldier on way back to Maine".  Kennebec Journal.

May 13, 2010.  "Soldier's funeral Sunday".  Morning Sentinel.

May 13, 2010.  "Plans made for soldier's return".  Portland Press Herald.

May 13, 2010.  "Governor Orders Flags to be Flown a Half-Staff on Sunday, May 16".  Office of the Governor.

May 14, 2010.  "Body of Fallen Soldier Returns to Maine".  WMTW TV.

May 14, 2010.  "Fallen Maine Soldier to be buried Sunday".  Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

May 15, 2010.  "Soldier's body met by solemn crowd".  Portland Press Herald.

May 15, 2010.  "A warrior's return".  Morning Sentinel.

May 16, 2010.  "Memories of a fallen hero".  Kennebec Journal.

May 16, 2010.  "Paying last respects to Spc. Slack".

May 17, 2010.  "He was an incredible soldier".  Portland Press Herald.

May 17, 2010.  "A young man who gave it all".  Kennebec Journal.

May 17, 2010.  "Fundraiser set for Friday".  Kennebec Journal.

May 20, 2010.  "Treasure good, bad times because life is fragile".  Kennebec Journal.

May 27, 2010.  "Fallen soldier's kin start institution".  Kennebec Journal.

May 31, 2010.  "Fallen heroes remembered in Waterville, Madison".  Morning Sentinel.

June 23, 2010.  "Memorial service held in Washington for fallen Waterville soldier".  Bangor Daily News.

June 24, 2010.  "Soldier remembered for compassion".  The News Tribune.

July 1, 2010.  "He was quiet, eager to learn".  Northwest Guardian.


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