Henry William Linck

NAME: Henry William Linck

PLACE OF BIRTH: Marysville, TN

DATE OF BIRTH: 25 December 1982

HOME OF RECORD:

DATES OF SERVICE: 00 October 2000 to 07 December 2006

UNIT ASSIGNED:

Alpha Company 30th AG BN, ITB, Ft. Benning, GA

125th Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance Detachment (LRSD), Schofield Barracks, HI

Company A, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN), Ft. Richardson, AK

CAMPAIGNS: Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom

AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with knot, National Defense Service Medal, OEF Campaign Medal, OIF Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge, Foreign Jump Wings

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:

25 Dec 1982 - Henry William Linck was born in Marysville, TN. He was the son of Sandra and Fredrick Linck

He attended elementary school in Marysville, TN

He lived in Manhattan, KS

He attended junior high school in Marysville, TN

He returned to Kansas and received a GED when he was 17 at the Job Corps in Manhattan, KS

00 Oct 2000 - Joined the Army and was assigned to Alpha Company 30th AG BN, ITB, Fort Benning, GA

00 Apr 2001 - PVT Linck was assigned to the 125th Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance Detachment (LRSD), Schofield Barracks, HI

Graduated Dragon Master Course

Graduated Air Assault Course

Graduated Basic Airborne Course

Graduated Warrior Leader Course

Graduated Ranger School

Graduated U.S. Army Jumpmaster Course

Deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

11 Oct 2005 - SGT Linck arrived at Fort Richardson, Alaska and was assigned as a Squad Leader in Able Company, 3rd; Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)

Promoted to SSG

00 Oct 2006 - Deployed to Iraq with Able Company, 3rd; Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Bde, 25th ID in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Was in the process of submitting packet to attend the Special Forces Q Course

07 Dec 2006 - SSG Linck was killed in action when a improvised explosive device denotnated near their dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. SPC Micah Gifford was killed in the same action

SSG Linck is posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sandra and Paul Fye, Marysville; his brother, Michael Linck, Atchison; his father and a half-brother, Dakota Linck, who live in Lebanon, TN

Arlington National Cemetery, Henry W. Linck Memorial Page

Soldier honored in memorial rites (The Marysville Advocate, Dec. 28, 2006)

Arlington National Cemetery draws 4 million visitors a year (The Marysville Advocate, Dec. 21, 2006)

Marysville man killed by roadside bomb in Iraq (The Marysville Advocate, Dec. 14, 2006)

Lebanon Family Mourns Death Of Soldier Son (NewsChannel5.com, Dec. 15, 2006)

Legacy.com Tribute

This undated photo released by the U.S. Army, SSG Henry W. Linck is shown. Linck was killed by a roadside bomb while conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. Two Fort Richardson paratroopers were killed in Iraq Thursday. Linck, 23, from Manhattan, Kan. and SPC Micah S. Gifford, 27, from Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

As a school project this young lady chose to remember and honor SSG Henry Linck by making this poster and marching in an Arlington Cemetery event for Veterans Day 2015



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