In Memory of Major Paul R. Syverson III




Maj. Paul R. Syverson III, 32, of Lake Zurich, Illinois died on June 16, 2004 in Camp Anaconda, Balad, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Army's 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, KY.  He died during a mortar attack when mortar rounds hit Camp Anaconda.

MAJ Syverson had been deployed to Afghanistan in late 2001 just after the 9/11 attack.  He was wounded at a battle that took place at Mazer-e-Sharif, Afghanistan for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.  MAJ Syverson was deployed on his third tour to Iraq when killed.  He is survived by his wife, his son Paul, 7, and his daughter Amy, 2 months.

News Articles About MAJ Syverson.

June 18, 2004.  "DoD Identifies Army Casualties".  DoD Press Release.

June 19, 2004.  "VMI graduate killed near Camp Anaconda in Iraq".  The Roanoke Times.

June 19, 2004.  "Classmates mourn loss of another VMI grad".  Richmond Times-Dispatch.

June 22, 2004.  "Family, comrades mourn death of Afghanistan, Iraq veteran".  Kentucky Lexington Herald-Leader.

 June 22, 2004.  "Nighttime vigil honors soldier killed in Iraq".  Lake Zurich Courier.

June 23, 2004.  "Green Beret called a patriot who loved country, family".  The Leaf Chronicle.

June 23, 2004.  "An American Hero".  Kentucty New Era.

July 2, 2004.  "Green Beret recieves hero's farewell at Ft. Campbell".  News 2 WKRN.

July 15, 2004.  "Syverson buried with full honors".  Lake Zurich Courier.

December 30, 2005.  "New program promotes violin for students" named in honor of MAJ Paul Syverson.

December 30, 2005.  "Violin initiative launched to honor the memory of MAJ Paul Syverson III, an accomplished violist and decorated Illinois soldier".  Illinois Government News Network.


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