Bay County Man Killed While Serving Overseas 3-01-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Bay County Man Killed While Serving Overseas 3-01-2011

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of the soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Frankenlust Township, died Feb. 27, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
Gould graduated from Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw Township in 2004.
Gould was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
He began his military service in March 2003 and arrived at Fort Knox in October 2009.

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This was Gould’s third deployment, having served a 12-month tour with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009 as well as a 15-month tour with the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment in Iraq from 2005 to 2006.
He is the first soldier from Task Force Duke to be killed during this deployment.
His awards and decorations include: Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal for Mobilization, and the Army Service Ribbon.
He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart posthumously.
Click here to visit his Facebook page.

Below are condolences sent in by Mid-Michiganders for the Gould family:
Ann, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for you and your family -- Cheryl DesMarais

Lisa Forgar,Grand Rapids -- I am so sorry about the loss of Kristopher, he was a great Sargeant and served proudly for his country. May he rest in peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Edward Callaghan,Bay City -- Kris dated my daughter for over 5 years and I'll miss him very much. Kris was like one of my own kids to me except he always called me Mr. Callaghan, which shows how he was raised. Kris was a great young man that would do anything to help someone out. My prayers go out to his family and we'll miss him tremendously.

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