Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
MOS: 11B1O – Infantryman
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Badges: Combat Infantryman‘s Badge, Expert Infantryman‘s Badge
Note: He was the sniper team leader.
Date of birth: 26-Jun-1984
Hometown: Columbus, Georgia
Marital status: Married to Elisha Dickens. One son; Austin.
Incident date: 6-Apr-2005
Date of casualty: 12-Apr-2005
Age at death: 20
Cause of death: Non-Hostile Death. Overwhelming Sepsis.
Tyler Joe Dickens died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained April 6, 2005 when his guard tower caught fire in Mahmudiyah, Iraq.
Location of fatality: Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States
Place of interment: Eastview Cemetery, Monroe, Georgia, USA