Staff Sgt. Kevin Matthew Pape - 1/75th Rr

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http://news.soc.mil/releases/News Archive/2010/November/101117-02.html

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 17, 2010) – A U.S. Army Ranger was killed in action on Nov. 16 during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Kevin Matthew Pape was assigned to Co. C, 1st Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
Pape, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., was killed by enemy forces while conducting combat operations in Konar Province, Afghanistan.
“Staff Sgt. Kevin Pape had two priorities in his life – his family and the Rangers he led,” said Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander, 75th Ranger Regiment. “Kevin was literally the lead Ranger in a heavy firefight against a large number of Taliban in some of the most rugged and extreme terrain in Afghanistan. By the manner in which he lived his life, Staff Sgt. Pape defined sacrifice, dedication, and selfless service.”
Pape previously served on three deployments to Iraq, and this was his third deployment to Afghanistan.
“Staff Sgt. Pape was killed in action while leading his Rangers against known enemies of the United States,” said Lt. Col. Mike Foster, commander of 1st Ranger Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment. “He is a hero to his family, the 75th Ranger Regiment and the Nation.”
Pape is survived by his wife Amelia Rose Pape, his daughter Anneka Sue both of Savannah, Ga., and his father Marc Dennis Pape of Fort Wayne, Ind.
[url=http://news.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Pape_Kevin.pdf]Pape's bio.[/URL]

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