In Memory of SSG Paul C. Mardis

SSG Paul Mardis died on July 15, 2004 of wounds suffered on May 20, 2004 in Iraq.  He was a member of the 5th Special Forces Group stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

SSG Mardis was wounded near Mosul, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee vehicle.  He was treated in Iraq, Germany, and then at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

He was an engineer with 5th SFGA.  He joined the army in 1998 as an infantryman and served with the 101st Airborne Division.  In 2001 he became a member of Special Forces.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.  He was 25 years old.  He leaves behind a wife.


Websites Honoring SSG Paul C. Mardis.

The Paul C. Mardis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Special Forces Memorial Site.

Memory of SSG Paul C. Mardis.

USASOC Memorial Wall.  Biographical Sketch.

Paul C. Mardis, Jr.  Iraq War Heroes.

SSG Mardis.  Military times Honor the Fallen.


News Articles about SSG Paul C. Mardis.

July 16, 2004.  DOD Identifies Army Casualty.  DOD News Release.

July 21, 2004.  "Green Beret, Iraq victim remembered".  Kentucky New Era.

July 21, 2004.  "Fallen Green Beret hailed as 'a true American hero'".  The Leaf Chronical.

July 25, 2004.  "A soldier's goodbye".  (link no longer active).

September 23, 2004.  "Tribute to Army Staff Sergeant Paul Mardis".  Senator DeWine.

October 22, 2011.  "Paul Mardis also died while serving country".  Coshocton Tribune.


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