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

Anthony R. C. Yost

Flint, Michigan

November 19, 2005

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
39 Army MSgt

3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 Killed n Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations.

Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost, 39, a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha team sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) died Nov. 19 in Mosul, Iraq of wounds sustained when an explosion occurred inside a building he was searching.

Tribute Site www.AndyYost.com

RELEASE NUMBER: 051121-02
DATE POSTED: NOVEMBER 21, 2005

Special Forces Soldier dies in Iraq

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 21, 2005) An Army Special Forces Soldier died Nov. 19 in Mosul, Iraq of wounds sustained when an explosion occurred inside a building he was searching.

Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost, 39, a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha team Sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

At the time of his death, Yost was in the process of searching a building in Mosul for insurgents. During the search, an explosion occurred collapsing the building. Yost was killed by the blast.



Yost was assigned to 3rd Bn., 3rd SFG in March 2005. He was a Special Forces Soldier for 13 years and served with 10th SFG, Fort Carson, Colo., as well as with the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School here.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, six Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Master Parachutist Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badges, and the Special Forces Tab.

He is survived by his wife, Joann and his children, Donovan, Cheyenne, and Anthony. 
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