Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
MOS: 11B1O – Infantryman
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart 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
Note: His three-year military term was completed on October 31, 2004, and he was enrolled to begin classes at Madison Area Technical College. He also planned on getting married to his high school sweetheart. However, the U.S. military Stop-Loss program ended those plans and sent him to Iraq.
Date of birth: 15-Nov-1982
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Marital status: Never Married
Incident date: 26-May-2005
Date of casualty: 26-May-2005
Age at death: 22
Cause of death: Hostile Death. Hostile Action.
Mark Allen Maida died in Baghdad of injuries sustained May 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Diyarah, Iraq.
Location of fatality: 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Baghdad, Iraq
Place of interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA