Sergeant First Class Joseph Anthony Brock
United States Army
DOB 6/8/1970-DOD 2/16/2009
Sergeant First Class Joseph A. Brock was laid to rest in his final resting place on March 4, 2009 in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery at Section 54, Site 1253.
Prior to his death he was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute at Fort Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania. He had also served with: Company B, 728th Maintenance Battalion in Clearfield, Pennsylvaia; Company B, 728th Maintenance Battalion in Pine Grove Mills, Pensylvania; 3rd Battalion 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute at Fort Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania.
Sergeant First Class Joseph Brock proudly served in Operation Enduring Freedom from 15 Augut 2002 to 22 February 2003 then was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom from 23 February 2004 to 28 February 2005. While in Kosovo he performed rotations instructing PLDC while with the 3rd Battalion, 166th Regiment.
Staff Sergeant Joseph A. Brock was promoted posthumously to Sergeant First Class. He had been promoted to Staff Sergeant on November 7, 2002. He received the following commendations: Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO-Medal-NATO Service Former Republic of Yugoslavia, Combat Action Badge, General Thomas J. Stewart Medal, Major General Thomas R. White Jr. Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
SFC Joseph A. Brock is survived by: his parents, Joseph E. Brock and MaryAnn Polites Brock; his children Anthony Joseph Jackson Brock, Harley Denita Raelle Brock, Kali B. Brock, and 2 step children Brittany Brant and Jerry Lansberry; his first wife Heather Nicole Reese (Brock) and his current wife Heather S. Dixon-Brock; and 4 sisters: Susan Pitrone, Nancy Blackburn, Sharon Nilson and Dawn Brock.
BROCK, JOSEPH A
SSG US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/08/1970
DATE OF DEATH: 02/16/2009
BURIED AT: SECTION 54 SITE 1253
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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