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

Bradly D Conner

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

May 9, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
41 Army Sgt Maj

2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group

Fort Lewis, Washington

 Killed near Al-Hillah, Iraq, when an improved explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Sgt. Maj. Bradly D. Conner's Biography

FORT LEWIS, Wash. - 41-year-old Sgt. Maj. Bradly D. Conner of Coeur d'Alene, was killed in Iraq May 9 when his convoy was ambushed near Al-Hillah, Iraq. Conner, a Special Forces company sergeant major assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, was fatally wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device struck the M1114 in which he was riding.

He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Mar. 2007. This was his fourth deployment to Iraq since 2003.

Conner, a native of Tacoma, Wash., and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, enlisted in the Army in 1987 and served in a number of Special Forces assignments with the 10th SFG (A) before assuming his last assignment as a company sergeant major with 1st SFG (A).

Conner's awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals, Purple Heart, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Joint Service Commendation Medals, six Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, five Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge and the Special Forces Tab.

Conner is survived by his wife, Cynthia; his son, Aaron; his daughters, Katherine and Rachel, all of Fort Lewis, Wash. He is also survived by his parents, William and Kay Conner of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; his brothers Brian and Bruce Conner, and his sister Brenda Day.

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