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Spc. Jon P. Fettig - Fallen

Spc. Jon P. Fettig
Dickinson, ND
County: Stark
Iraq - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 22, 2003 / Age: 30
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 957th Engineer Company, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, ND

Died July 22, 2003 when the truck he was in was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade near Ramadi, Iraq, on July 22, 2003.

Spc Fettig was the first North Dakota Army National Guard soldier killed in battle since the Korean War.  He served with a Dickinson-based engineering unit but had volunteered to fill a vacancy on the Bismarck-based 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company.

Sgt. Scott Decker, a National Guard recruiter in Dickinson who knew Fettig, said Fettig enjoyed serving in the military.

“He was a genuine soldier. He loved what he did,” Decker said. “He was a quiet guy but always had a smile on his face. He was proud of what he did, being a soldier.”

Compiled from Associated Press reports.  Retrieved 10/01/2013 from "Honor the Fallen", http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/