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1st LT Ranger John M Runkle, Jr. USA (KIA)
Date of Death: May 26, 2011
US Army First Lieutenant John M. Runkle, age 27 from West Salem, Ohio, was killed in Afghanistan on 26th May 2011 when his unit was struck by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan
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Lt. Runkle served with the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
His body arrived at Dover Air Force Base on Saturday 28th May 2011.
His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Assault Badge; Parachutist Badge; Pathfinder Badge and Ranger Tab.
LT Runkle is survived by his father, John Runkle of Woster, Ohio and mother, Christine Runkle of Salem, Ohio.
Lt. Runkle had been in the Army prior to attending West Point. He had been deployed to Iraq for 10 months before starting the class of 2009. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.

Killed with him were:
Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, of New Castle, Pa.;
Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of Jacksonville, N.C.;
Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel Aire, Kan.;
Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico; and
Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash.
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They were all good men. A great loss to our unit.
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Prayers out for all.


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RIP Brothers...Prayers out to all.

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garyedolan wrote:1st LT Ranger John M Runkle, Jr. USA (KIA)
Date of Death: May 26, 2011
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Killed with him were:
Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, of New Castle, Pa.;
Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of Jacksonville, N.C.;
Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel Aire, Kan.;
Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico; and
Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash.
While I didn't know SPC Patton personally, I think I've bumped into some of his family (Port Orchard is just one town over from mine). My prayers go out to all these soldiers' families, but his especially.

RIP, brothers.

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I really hate reading these kinds of posts.

A loss of some of our best and brightest.

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Mingo Kane wrote:RIP Brothers...Prayers out to all.

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God Bless these Men and their families, for the sacrifice they have made to keep all of us free!
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I went to Ranger School with him. Good dude. RIP Sir.
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