In Memory of
SSG Steve Osborne

SSG Steve Osborne was a member of the 20th Special Forces Group, Alabama Army National Guard.  He died in a suicide bombing attack at a bazaar close to the U.S. Embassy in the Green Zone in Iraq on October 14, 2004.  At the time he was an employee of DynCorp working a Personal Security Detail protecting personnel for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  At least two other employees of DynCorp were killed in the attack.  SSG Osborne deployed with 20th Special Forces as a medic to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002 and 2003.

Steve Osborne grew up in the Washington, D.C. area but his family later moved to Georgia.  He finally settled in Kennesaw, Georgia.  He had worked as a police officer in Villa Rica, Georgia and later for Cobb County, Georgia.  He was a 1982 graduate of North Cobb High School and also attended Kennesaw State University.  He had also worked one year in Bosnia for DynCorp training police officers.  Steve was 40 years old.  Funeral services were conducted on October 23rd.  He leaves behind a wife and two daughters ages 12 and 16.


News Articles about SSG Steve Osborne
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October 15, 2004.  "Former Policeman, Soldier From Georgia Killed in Iraq".

October 15, 2004.  "Ex-Ga. Policeman Dies in Iraq".  News 11 WXIA-TV Atlanta.

October 15, 2004.  "Family Grieves After Cobb Man Killed in Iraq Blast".  WSB TV 2.

October 15, 2004.  "Statement On the Attack in the Green Zone".  U.S. Department of State.

October 16, 2004.  "Steve Osborne honored by Sprayberry High School".  CBS 46.

October 16, 2004.  "Friends Remember American Killed in Iraq".  Newsday.

October 16, 2004.  "Forsyth Resident Loses Her Brother In The Recent Green Zone Bombing In Iraq".  Cumming Home.

October 20, 2004.  "Losing one of our own.  Former student killed while working in Iraq".  The Sentinel Online, Kennesaw State University.

October 20, 2004.  "Memorial service planned for Georgia man killed in Iraq".  The Wichita Eagle.

October 21, 2004.  "Lynnwood guard lucky to escape death.  Ex-Marine's comrades die in attack in Iraq".  Herald Net.

October 21, 2004.  "Trust Fund Set up For Man's Family".  WSB TV Action News 2.

October 23, 2004.  "About 500 mourn guard killed in Iraq".  CBS 46.

October 23, 2004.  "About 500 mourn guard killed in Iraq explosion".  The Macon Telegraph.

October 24, 2004.  "500 Attend Osborne Memorial".  WXIA-TV News 11 Atlanta.


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