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Tyler J. Smith

Date of death: April 3, 2012
Home of record: Licking Missouri
Status: KIA


Bronze Star

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star Medal (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Tyler J. Smith, United States Army, for meritorious service from 23 February 2012 to 3 April 2012, while assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Staff Sergeant Smith's commitment contributed to our Nation's continual war on terrorism and his actions represented his dedication to the security of the United States of America. His sincere desire to bring peace and stability to a foreign nation is an example of what all American Soldiers strive to achieve. No greater honor can be demonstrated by his ultimate sacrifice and he will be forever remembered for his actions. Staff Sergeant Smith's duty performance and selfless service are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflected great credit upon himself, the United States Forces-Afghanistan and the United States Army.

Action Date: February 23 - April 3, 2012

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Company

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team

Division: 82d Airborne Division