Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Friday, Sept.9..for Spc. Levi Nuncio

From the Patriot Guard Riders website

The Family of SPC Levi Nuncio have requested the participation of the Patriot Guard on Friday, September 9, 2011.  This brief mission will include an short escort of the family to the Veterans Memorial located in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a flag line during the unveiling of SPC Nuncio's name on the Veteran's Memorial Wall. 
(there will be a 30 minute ceremony and candlelight vigil)


Specialist Levi E. Nuncio was born in Laredo, Texas on September 10, 1986. He grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and enlisted into the U.S. Army on September 23, 2009. He was killed in action on June 22, 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

SPC. Nuncio received his Initial Entry Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he became a Health Care Specialist. He arrived to Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 2-35th Infantry on May 26, 2010. During the deployment with the Cacti Battalion, he was attached to Charlie Company in the position of Line Medic for 3rd Platoon.

SPC Nuncio’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War onTerrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Combat Medical Badge.

SPC Nuncio was killed in action on June 22, 2011 supporting the ongoing operation for the liberty of Afghanistan in the Kunar Province. Captain Ryan Occhiuzzo described SPC Nuncio as being “a great combat medic and model soldier.” SPC Nuncio left behind a family that will forever be proud of his accomplishments, dedication and love of freedom. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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