Maida, Mark Allen


Rank: Sergeant

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

Next of Kin: Never Married

Campaign: Iraq

Incident date: 26-May-2005

Date of casualty: 26-May-2005

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile Death. Hostile Action. Died in Baghdad of injuries sustained May 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Diyarah, Iraq.

Location of fatality: 86th CSH/Baghdad, Iraq

Place of interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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