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Army Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn

Died May 30, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


19, of Burnet, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 30 in Nike district, Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.



Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — A Fort Campbell soldier from Texas has died in Afghanistan.

The military says 19-year-old Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn of Burnet, Texas, died May 30 in Paktika province after insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Nunn was an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He joined the Army in June and arrived at Fort Campbell in October.

Survivors include his parents, Ted A. Nunn of Gainesville, Texas, and Christina Bennefield of Prosper, Texas; a brother, Matthew A. Nunn of Gainesville; and sister, Savanna R. Nunn of Prosper.



Posthumously received Bronze Star

The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle

Afghan insurgents killed a Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier on May 30, the Defense Department announced.

Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn, 19, of Burnet, Texas, died in Patika province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

He joined the Army in June 2010 and arrived at Fort Campbell in October 2010.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Nunn was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

Nunn is survived by his father, Ted A. Nunn of Gainesville, Texas, and his mother, Christina Bennefield of Prosper, Texas; and a brother, Matthew A. Nunn of Gainesville, and a sister, Savanna R. Nunn of Prosper.

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