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PFC Andrew M. KrippnerPFC Andrew M. Krippner
Fallen Hero Soldier's Memorial Tribute

June 2011 -- Andrew Mark Krippner, better known as Andy, was born to Kenneth and Pam Krippner in Chickasha, Oklahoma on 4221991. He was taken home to be with his Creator and Heavenly Father on 5232011. Andy and four other soldiers were struck with an IED, in the Kunar Provence of Afghanistan. Andy had been in Afghanistan for 6 weeks and recently celebrated his 20th birthday.

Andy lived in Apache, Oklahoma, Fairmont, Oklahoma, Dexter, Missouri and Garland, Texas for the last 13 years. Andy attended and graduated from the June Shelton School, enlisting in the Army during the summer before his senior year.

Andy will be remembered for his faith in Jesus Christ, his great sense of humor, his leadership and approachability.

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PFC "Andy" Krippner's was also posthumously promoted to Private First Class, awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroics, and received thePurple Heart Medal.

PFC "Andy" Krippner's Fellow Fallen Soldiers
The other soldiers killed in the attack were deeply beloved friends, Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, Calif.; PFC William S. Blevins, 21, of Sardinia, Ohio; and Pvt. Thomas C. Allers of Plainwell, Mich. Another soldier was critically injured and is in stable condition. The five soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (All four soldiers were received at Dover AFB with honors.)

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