Second Lt. Terence Murphy, a U.S. Military Academy Class of 2013 graduate, died Jan. 14 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The cause of his death has not been determined.
He is survived by his parents, Lori and Brian Murphy, of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Murphy graduated West Point as a Systems Engineering major and a wide receiver on the Army Sprint Football Team, and was training to become an Army Engineer. Read More
Posted on January 24th, 2014 1:59 pm
Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter, a USMA Class of 2005 graduate, was killed Jan. 15 by a hard landing of a Black Hawk helicopter during a training mission at Hunter Army Air Field, Fort Stewart, Savannah, Ga.
Carpenter, 31, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., served as a Special Operations helicopter platoon leader with the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).
The regiment, known as Night Stalkers, is based out of Fort Campbell, Ky., but has a battalion stationed in Savannah. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
Carpenter served as a platoon leader while deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, from November 2006–October 2007.
He was assigned as a component repair platoon leader, then a flight platoon leader in charge of five UH60 Black Hawks and 30 personnel in an Air Assault battalion. Read More
Posted on January 24th, 2014 2:01 pm