Michael L. Stansbery, Jr.
Specialist, United States Army
Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 686-10
August 01, 2010
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Specialist Michael L. Stansbery, 21, of Mount Juliet, Tenneessee, died July 30, 2010, near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the
Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-3025.
Specialst Stansbery received the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.
After having previously served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Specialist Standbery was killed-in-action on 30 July 2010 near Kandahar, Afganistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device. Specialist Standbery was survived by his parents, Michael L. Stansbery, Sr. and Tammy Stansbery, and his sister Michelle Stansbery.
Specialist Stansbery was laid to rest with
full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on 22 November 2010.
Posted: 10 January 2011
Photos By Eileen Horan, December 2010