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Steven M Langmack

Seattle, Washington

May 31, 2005

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
33 Army Sgt 1st Class

Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 Died in Al Qaim, Iraq, from injuries sustained from small arms fire during combat operations.

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June 5, 2005

DATE POSTED: JUNE 2, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: USASOC Soldier dies in Iraq

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, June 2, 2005) A Special Forces Soldier based here died May 31 near Al Qaim, Iraq, after his unit was attacked with enemy small arms fire during combat operations there.

Sgt. 1st Class Steven M. Langmack, 33, a senior Special Forces communications sergeant assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command here, sustained fatal injuries during the attack.

A native of Seattle, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman on Aug. 15, 1990. He served with various elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment until his graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course in August 2001. He served with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) here as a senior Special Forces communications sergeant until his reassignment to USASOC in early 2004. Langmack was a veteran of Operations DESERT STORM in Southwest Asia, UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti, ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan and IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, two Southwest Asia Service Medals, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Langmack was also authorized to wear the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs, the Combat and Expert Infantryman Badges, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, and the Master Parachutist Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart.

His wife, Rachaelle, his two sons, Sam and Carson of Raeford, N. C., and his parents, Louise and Paul Langmack of Seattle, survive him

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