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Army Staff Sgt. Steve M. Theobald

Died June 4, 2010 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

53, of Goose Creek, S.C.; assigned to the 287th Transportation Company, 143rd Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Livingston, Ala.; died June 4 near Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a military vehicle roll-over.

Was preparing for 2nd tour in Iraq

The Associated Press

Steve Theobald was remembered as a great leader that one soldier called the kind of officer he wanted to have with him on a deployment.

“He knew how to instill confidence in any soldier, and I would have gone anywhere with him,” Army Spc. David B. Emigh, who first met Theobald during training in Indiana, wrote in an online message board. “I hated that I was sent to Afghanistan and he stayed in Kuwait. ‘Theo’ will be missed by us all.”

Theobald, 53, of Goose Creek, S.C., was killed June 4 near Kuwait City, Kuwait, in a vehicle roll-over. He was based in Livingston, Ala. The military is investigating what caused the crash.

Theobald was a highly decorated soldier who graduated from several military schools, according to the Summerville (S.C.) Journal Scene.

He first enlisted in the military in 1975 and served for three years. He then joined the Army Reserve in 1984 and had served since then. He was on his second tour overseas, having served from 2003-04 in Iraq.

He was born in Pensacola, Fla., and lived in South Carolina with his wife and three children.

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