Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mike Stokely

Specialist Michael J. Stokely was born on 6 June 1980 to Robert E. Stokely and Melissa Gardner.  Specialist Stokely enlisted in the United States Army on 13 March 2000.  He completed Initial Active Duty Training and Advanced Individual Training as 31U Signal Support Systems Specialist at Fort Gordon, Georgia and later awarded 19D Cavalry Scout.

Specialist Stokely was assigned to Echo Troop 108th Cavalry in Griffin, Georgia.  Specialist Stokely was assigned to Truck E26 as a Dismount Scout.  Specialist Stokely deployed with the Echo Troop 108th Cavalry on 17 May 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Specialist Stokely’s awards include: Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.

Specialist Stokely is survived by his wife Niki.

What good can come from tragedy?  This.

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