Honoring our Fallen Hero:
SGT. PATRICK HAWKINS
Killed in action on Oct. 6, 2013
Operation Enduring Freedom- Afghanistan
Sgt. Patrick Hawkins, 25. of Carlisle, PA., was killed in action Oct. 6, 2013, by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army February 2010, and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga., as an infantryman.
After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at Fort Benning. Hawkins graduated from the RASP and was then assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment September 2010, where he served as a Rifleman, Gun Team Leader and Ranger Team Leader.
This was his fourth deployment to Afghanistan.
His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, U.S. Army Ranger Course, and the Warrior Leader Course. His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge.
Hawkins has also been awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Hawkins was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife and parents.
As a Ranger, Patrick Hawkins selflessly lived his life for others and distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier direct action raid force, continuously deployed in support of the War on Terror, and fought valiantly as he served his fellow Rangers and our great Nation.
– RANGERS LEAD THE WAY! –