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Army Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski - KIA 12/24/03 #USArmy 24yo #HonorTheFallen #NeverForgotten #HonorThem #SOT

Army Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski Died December 24, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Monument, Colo.; assigned to the 501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy; killed Dec. 24 while running a communication wire in Kirkuk, Iraq. It’s safe to say that Michael Yashinski had the military in his blood — he was born at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where his father was a Marine. A high school wrestler and football player growing up in Monument, Colo., Yashinski also had varied interests: an avid black-powder muzzle loading enthusiast, participant in tomahawk and knife-throwing events, and a reenactor of events that involved mountain men and American Indians. Sgt. Yashinski, 24, was electrocuted Dec. 24 while running a communication wire in Kirkuk, Iraq. He was a paratrooper stationed in Vicenza, Italy. Survivors include his parents, Jame...

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