20 May 2010

Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer

Via Fort Drum Press Release

Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers were killed when a suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive device exploded near their convoy in Kabul Tuesday, May 18.

One was Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer, 44, of Ohio.

Lt. Col. Belkofer wwas part of a team from the 10th Mountain Division headquarters to conduct key leader training and set the conditions for the 10th Mountain Division headquarters' deployment to Afghanistan later this year.

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Lt. Col. Belkofer served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-8 (Comptroller) with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). Belkofer has one previous deployment to Afghanistan from January 2005 to February 2006. He arrived to Fort Drum July 2009.

Lt. Col. Belkofer is survived by his wife and two children.

Lt. Col. Belkofer's awards and decorations include the Bronze Start Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Assault Badge, and Parachutist Badge.


"This is a heartbreaking loss for the 10th Mountain Division and the
entire Fort Drum community. Our thoughts and prayers are with their
families," said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, 10th Mountain Division
Deputy Commanding General for Operations.


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Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz

Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers were killed when a suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive device exploded near their convoy in Kabul Tuesday, May 18.

One was Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz, 43, of Wisconsin.

Lt. Col. Bartz was part of a team from the 10th Mountain Division headquarters to conduct key leader training and set the conditions for the 10th Mountain Division headquarters' deployment to Afghanistan later this year.

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Lt. Col. Bartz served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 (Personnel) with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). Bartz arrived to Fort Drum June 2009.

Lt. Col. Bartz is survived by his wife and son.

Lt. Col. Bartz' awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Army Achievement Medal.

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"This is a heartbreaking loss for the 10th Mountain Division and the
entire Fort Drum community. Our thoughts and prayers are with their
families," said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, 10th Mountain Division
Deputy Commanding General for Operations.


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