Patrick D. Hamburger


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Birth: May 25, 1981 Sioux City Woodbury County Iowa, USA Death: Aug. 6, 2011 Wardak Vardak, Afghanistan Staff Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb. Sgt. Hamburger was a flight engineer who recently deployed to Afghanistan with his Grand Island-based Guard aviation unit. Sgt Hamburger had arrived at Forward Operating Base Shank only days before climbing aboard a helicopter with U.S. Navy SEALs to rush to the aid of a U.S. Army Ranger unit under heavy fire from insurgents. Patrick planned to propose to his girlfriend, but had a job to do first: a mission in Afghanistan.
  • Service/branch: Army

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