Pfc. Darren A. Deblanc of Evansville, Indiana entered the Army in November 2003, and graduated from basic military training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga., in March 2004. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol at age 20.
Army 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade Combat Team 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, New York