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NY Firefighter Killed At War (The Secret List)

     

Monday, November 5, 2012

NEW YORK FIREFIGHTER KILLED WHILE SERVING OUR COUNTRY

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3 U.S. Army Reservists from small towns in three different parts of upstate New York were killed in the Line of Duty in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle.
The Department of Defense identified the soldiers as Staff Sgt. Dain Venne, 29, of Port Henry; Spc. Ryan Jayne, 22, of Campbell, Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz, 27, of Alden. They died of wounds suffered Saturday when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosion device in Paktia province. All three were members of the Oswego-based 444th Engineer Co. and were assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion of the Vicksburg, Miss.-based 412th Theater Engineer Command. They were combat engineers conducting “route-clearing” duties when an IED blasted their vehicle.


Staff Sgt. Venne was a volunteer Firefighter in his hometown of Port Henry, NY, located on the western shore of Lake Champlain in Essex County, 95 miles north of Albany. Earlier this year, he was hailed by his fire department for his life-saving actions in rescuing several stranded residents during severe flooding in August 2011. Since his unit had already deployed to Afghanistan, his father, longtime Moriah Town Justice Brian Venne, accepted the award on his son’s behalf.


“We are devastated, like everyone else, over these events,” Port Henry Fire Chief James Hughes told the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh. “He was an outstanding firefighter, a perfect gentleman. You couldn’t ask for a better person, better son; he was an overall good and decent human being.”

RIP and please keep all those serving, and their families in your prayers.

Take Care-BE CAREFUL.

BillyG

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