Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Casey A Popenoe

White Salmon, Washington

September 5, 2020

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
39 Army CW3

2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Fort Wainwright, Alaska

 Killed in car accident.  Served january 2002 to September 2020

He earned the Army Commendation Medal w/1 silver oak leaf cluster, the Army
Achievement Medal w/3 oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Medal w/4
loops, the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Iraq Campaign Medal w/2
bronze service stars, the Armed forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global
War on Terrorism Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional
Development Ribbon w/2 device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas
Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

From The Army Times armytimes.com 09/09/11
Chief warrant officer killed in Alaska vehicle accident
by Kyle Rempfer

A Fort Wainwright soldier was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Fairbanks, Alaska, Saturday, according to his command.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Casey A. Popenoe, 39, was traveling on Chena Pump Road, which is about 11 miles from post and runs roughly parallel to Fairbanks International Airport.

The accident is under investigation by local authorities, according to a press release from Army Alaska officials.
Popenoe was a targeting officer with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. He joined the Army in January 2002 and was appointed as a warrant officer in October 2012.
Popenoe served two combat tours in Iraq from December 2003 to February 2005, and from December 2007 to February 2009.
The deceased soldier’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. Gene Palka, called Popenoe “a good man to all who knew him."

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Casey A. Popenoe," Palka said in a prepared statement. “This tragedy has taken a loved-one much too soon from his family and his friends.”
Popenoe’s awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Army Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters.

Before arriving in Alaska in June 2017, Popenoe served at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Lewis, Washington; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

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