U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis K. Hunsberger, 24, Goshen, Indiana.
Killed in action on June 27, 2008, while conducting a combat reconnaissance patrol in Lamay, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company C, 1 st Battalion, 7 th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 2008 as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan. This was his second deployment in support of the Global War on Terror and his second deployment to Afghanistan.
He entered the Army in June 2004 as a Special Forces candidate. In 2006 he earned the coveted “Green Beret” and was assigned to 1 st Bn., 7 th SFG(A) at Fort Bragg, N.C., in Sept. 2006. His military education includes; the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Basic Airborne Course, Warrior Leaders Course, and Special Forces Qualification Course.
Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.