Staff Sgt. John Perry, 1st Cavalry US Army will be departing Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday, December 14th at 08:30. He should be traveling through Queen Anne's County between 09:30-09:45.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Department of Defense says two soldiers, 20-year-old Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt of Tamaroa, Illinois, and 30-year-old Sgt. John W. Perry of Stockton, California, died from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan. They were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.
Perry entered the U.S. Army in January 2008 as a Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) maintenance support specialist. He was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade since August 21, 2014.
Perry deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2010 to July 2011. He deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from September 2016 to November 2016.
Perry’s awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Combat Action Badge and Driver’s and Mechanic Badge.