Spc. Chase B. Stanley
Posted July 17, 2010 9:00 a.m. EDT
Spc. Chase B. Stanley, 21, of Napa, Calif., enlisted in the Army in 2006 and was assigned to the 618th Eng. Spt. Co. He served as an engineer equipment operator and demolitions expert during route clearance operations. He had previously deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“He showed the promise to be an excellent senior leader,” said Capt. Steven Holmberg, commander of the 618th Engineer Company. “He brought a wealth of experience to the fight, and he played a significant role in preparing the company for its job.”
Stanley’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and Driver Badge with Driver Wheeled Vehicles.
Stanley died of injuries sustained Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device.