U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 575-11
July 02, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.
They died June 29, 2011 in Badrah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire. They were assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.
Captain David E. Van Camp, 29, of Wheeling, West Virginia; and
Specialist Robert G. Tenney Jr., 29, Warner Robins, Georgia
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FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood officials posthumously promoted Robert Tenney from Specialist to Sergeant.
Sergeant Robert Gregory Tenney died June 29 of wounds sustained from an indirect fire attack in Badrah, Iraq.
Tenney, 29, whose home of record is listed as Warner Robins, Georgia, entered active-duty service in December 2006 as a cavalry scout. He was assigned to Troop G, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, since August 2010.
Tenney's awards and decorations include an Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with combat service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and an Overseas Service Ribbon.
Robert Gregory Tenney Jr., 29, Sergeant United States Army, gave the gift of his life to our Country on June 29, 2011, in Badrah, Iraq. Sergeant Tenney was assigned to Grim Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.
He graduated Princess Anne High School in 2000, and played in the marching band.
Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, upon a honorable discharge he joined the U.S. Army in 2006.
Survivors include his parents, Annette C. Tenney and Robert G. Tenney Sr.; and his sister, Virginia “Nena” Tenney.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Kempsville Chapel. A celebration of Robby's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the funeral home.
Graveside Services with Full Military Honors will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local U.S.O. Friends may offer condolences to the family at smithandwilliamskempsville.
TENNEY, ROBERT G JR
- SGT US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/19/1985
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/29/2011
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 9740
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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