Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Remembering PFC Timothy Vimoto who was Killed In Action on June 5, 2007 in the Korengal Valley, Afganistan

2 August 1987 - 5 June 2007
Battle Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment

PFC Timothy R. Vimoto was born 2 August 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He enlisted in the US Army on 2 November 2006.

During his time in Service he completed Basic Infantry Training, Advanced Individual Training, and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. PFC Vimoto then joined the ranks of the Southern European Task Force (Airborne) and the 173d Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He immediately found his home among the combat tested Soldiers of Battle Company, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry and he deployed with his Battle Hard brothers in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VIII. PFC Vimoto distinguished himself as an exemplary rifleman and as one of the finest Paratroopers in the Battle Hard ranks.

PFC Vimoto’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. PFC Vimoto has been submitted for the Bronze Star Medal with V device for valor during combat operations in the Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

So many hearts are extremely heavy today as the Soldiers of the ROCK remember their fallen Hero.   Rest in peace PFC Vimoto.  You are never forgotten.

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