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Douglas L. Tinsley

Douglas L. Tinsley

Died: December 26, 2006

Rank: Specialist

Unit: D Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Branch: U.S. Army

Specialist Douglas Logan Tinsley died December 26, 2006, of injuries sustained when the vehicle in which he was riding rolled over into a canal in Baghdad, Iraq. The 21-year-old Soldier was conducting a mounted patrol at the time. Another Soldier died in the same incident, and a third was seriously injured. Specialist Tinsley was assigned to D Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Richardson, Alaska, to support Op­eration Iraqi Freedom. He was buried with full military honors at Chester Memorial Gardens in Chester, South Carolina, on January 6, 2007. The South Carolina General Assembly passed a formal resolution expressing its members’ “deep sorrow” and of­fering “deepest sympathy” to his family and friends.

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