Sunday, June 1, 2008

SPC David L. Leimbach

From time to time, the US Army Honor Guard asks me to do photography for KIA funerals.

SPC David L. Leimbach was engaged in a fight for his life in Bala Baluk, Afghanistan. While on patrol with the Unit he was attached to, the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition), 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized), New York Army National Guard, he and his fellow troopers came under attack by small arms and RPG fire. That day he became the last South Carolinian to join the ranks of those Honored on Memorial Day 2008.
SPC Leimbach was a member of B Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry (MECH), 218th Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, Fountain Inn, S.C. SPC Leimbach had already completed a tour of duty with B/1/118th INF in May and had volunteered to stay in Afghanistan through October to help the 2/101st CAV. He had just gotten married on Jan. 9 when he was home on leave.

I tried to honor him in images.... Click here for gallery.