Friday, May 7, 2010

KIA-Lt. Salvatore S. Corma-West Point -Bronze Star -Purple Heart --

1st Lt. Salvatore S. Corma, II, US Army

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 1st Lt. Salvatore S. Corma, 24, of Wenonah, N.J., died April 29 at Forward Operating Base Bullard, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using improvised explosive devices. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

He competed in the 2005 Taekwondo national championships while at West Point.

Following his graduation from West Point, he reported to Fort Bragg. He deployed to Afghanistan in October, and was scheduled to return to the U.S. in three months.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Basic Parachutist's Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

He is survived by his parents, Salvatore and Gertrude Corma of Wenonah, N.J.

3 comments:

MK said...

Another one taken in the war against evil.

Thank you and rest in peace warrior.

Z said...

God bless this man and his family...what a huge hero, and what a huge loss to America.
We need to remember these men, thanks, Carol.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Thanks for continuing to post these. God bless the family.