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

Archie A Taylor

Tomball, Texas

March 14, 2009

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
37 Marine SSG

2nd Intelligence Battalion, II MEF Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 Died as a result of a non-hostile incident in Kabul province, Afghanistan.

Listed below are some of the accomplishments of SSgt Archie A. Taylor while serving his country.

• Enlisted in the United States Army, December 9, 1989
• Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, HI, 1990
• Graduated from the United States Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy, HI, 1993
• Assigned to the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA, July 1993
• Graduated from the United States Army Airborne Course, GA, 1994
• Enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and assigned to the 143rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment, Austin, TX, November 1995
• Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, January 8, 2001
• Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms, CA, July 3, 2001
• Graduated from the United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper School, CA, 2002
• Graduated from the United States Marine Corps Black Belt Instructor Course, Okinawa, 2003
• Graduated from the United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Advanced Course, VA, 2003
• Graduated from the United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Platoon Commander Course, VA 2003
• Graduated from the United States Marine Corps Black Belt Instructor Course, Iraq, 2004
• Assigned to the Scout Sniper School at Regimental Schools, 3rd Marine Regiment, Kaneohe Bay, HI, February, 2005
• Took part in the Gunsite Academy Inc., Foreign Weapons Course, AZ, 2006
• Assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, December, 2006
• Lateral move to Counterintelligence Human Intelligence, assigned to CI/HUMINT Company, 2d Intelligence Battalion, Camp LeJune, NC, February, 2008
• Graduated from the United States Marine Corps Marine Air-Ground Task Force Counterintelligence Human Intelligence Course, VA, 2008
• Graduated from the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, Counterintelligence Support to Force Protection, MD, 2008

SSgt Archie A. Taylor’s deployments include:
• UDP to Okinawa, Japan, with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 2003
• Combat tour to Iraq, with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, March 2004 to October 2004
• Combat tour to Iraq, with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, March 2007 to September 2007
• JMD to Kabul Afghanistan from CI/HUMINT Support Co. serving in a CIFP billet at the JIOC-A J2X, January 2009 to March 2009

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