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Staff Sgt. Russell Jeremiah Proctor

Staff Sgt. Russell Jeremiah Proctor

FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died June 26 2011 from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Diyala province, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Russell Jeremiah Proctor, 25, whose home of record is listed as Oroville, Calif., entered active-duty service in June 2005 as a cavalry scout.  He was assigned to 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since December 2005.

Proctor deployed in support of Operation New Dawn from May 2011 to June 2011, and Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2006 to January 2008 and again from January 2009 to December 2009.

Proctor’s awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Citations, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two combat service stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Action Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge with tracked and wheeled vehicle skill tabs.