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

David M Unger

Leavenworth, Kansas

October 17, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
21 Army Cpl

1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

CPL David M. Unger was born on 31 October 1984 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

CPL David M. Unger entered the United States Army on 21 August 2003. He graduated from Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon graduation he was assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 66th Armor, 4th Infantry Division in April 2004. Later he was reassigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas. He deployed to Iraq in December 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CPL Ungerís awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge.

CPL Unger is survived by his wife Laura Unger, his son Gage in Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as his parents Matt Unger and Diana Pitts of Leavenworth, Kansas.

David was a bright and witty young man with so much ahead of him in his life. His example of selfless service to his Nation has been an inspiration to us all. He is sorely missed by those who knew him and served with him.

Richard A. Beal 
CSM, USA 

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