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Timothy P. Padgett

Timothy P. Padgett

Died: May 8, 2007

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Branch: U.S. Army

Special Forces Sergeant Timothy P. Padgett died for his country on May 8, 2007, while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, when Taliban fighters fired guns, grenades, and mortars at his Special Forces team while they were conducting a combat patrol in Tarin Kwot, Afghanistan. Padgett died from wounds he received during the firefight. The 28-year-old Green Beret was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Funeral services for the fallen hero were held on May 16, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, after which he was laid to rest with full military honors in the Glendale Natu­ral Preserve Cemetery in Glendale, Florida.

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