In Memory of SFC Robert J. Mogensen

SFC Robert J. Mogensen, age 26, of Leesville, Louisiana, died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He died on May 29, 2004.

He was a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.

Robert was born on February 17, 1978 in New York and a native of Leesville, Louisiana. 

He joined the Army in 1995.  He completed Infantry Training and Airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia before being assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  After completing Special Forces training, Ranger School and French language training he was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group in October 2000.  He served three tours in Afghanistan, one in Africa, and many more elsewhere.  He received a Purple Heart for injuries suffered during his first tour in Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab.

He is survived by his wife and their children Joshua, Vanessa, and Leilani.

Memorials to SFC Mogensen.

Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Special Forces Condolences Book.

Arlington National Cemetery Website.

In Remembrance.

Legacy Guestbook for  Robert Mogensen.

Louisiana Senate Resolution Honoring Robert Mogensen.

Louisiana's Fallen Heroes Saluted.

News Articles About SFC Mogensen.

May 31, 2004.  "3 USASOC Soldiers killed in Afghanistan".  USASOC News Service.

June 3, 2004.  "4 fallen special operations troops honored in Afghanistan".  USASOC News Service.



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