SSG Michael D. Moody

SSG Michael D. Moody 1

STAFF SGT. MICHAEL D. MOODY – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: RICHMOND, VA RICHMOND (CITY)
Date of Death: Saturday, June 23, 2007
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: COMPANY D, 2D BATTALION, 69TH ARMOR REGIMENT, FORT BENNING, GA

Birth: Jun. 13, 1976
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Staff Sgt. Moody of Richmond, Va., was a 1994 graduate of Meadowbrook High School, Chesterfield, Va. Three years later in 1997 he enlisted in the Army. He was a tank commander whose honors include two Army Commendation medals, two Army Achievement medals and two Presidential Unit Citation awards. Moody had two Global War on Terror expeditionary medals and an Iraqi campaign medal, as well as medals for service in Southwest Asia and in the global war on terrorism. He spent a tour of duty at Scheweinfurt, Germany with a six month combat deployment to Kosovo, Bosnia. He was serving his third combat deployment in Iraq at the time of his death. Michael spent his teenage years in Chesterfield County, Va. At an early age he joined Broad Rock Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. and continuously worshiped in other churches as he moved from state to state. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Eugene Moody and Virginia Moody-Jones and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Charlene Mason. He died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire at age 31.

Army
2nd Battalion
69th Armor Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Benning, Ga. Burial:
Dinwiddie Memorial Park
Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie County
Virginia, USA SSG Michael D. Moody 2

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