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Timothy Luke Manchester biography: 13 things about Texas Army National Guard soldier

Timothy Luke Manchester (©Texas Air National Guard)

Timothy Luke Manchester (©Texas Air National Guard)

Timothy Luke Manchester was an American soldier. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2005, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. (a)
  2. While in the U.S. Marine Corps, he attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California, USA. (a)
  3. He deployed to Iraq first in 2008. (a)
  4. He deployed again to Iraq in 2009. (a)
  5. His last duty in the U.S. Marine Corps was back to DLI. (a)
  6. In 2014, he separated from the U.S. Marine Corps. (a)
  7. In 2018, he joined the Texas Army National Guard. (c)
  8. He was a staff sergeant assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 36th Infantry Division in Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, USA. (a)
  9. Among his awards were the Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. (a)
  10. In September 2020, he deployed with the 36th Infantry Division to Kuwait. (c)
  11. On January 20, 2021, he died in Camp Arifjan in Arifjan, Kuwait where he was supporting Operation Spartan Shield. (b)
  12. He died at the age of 34. (a)
  13. He was the second Texan soldier to die in a non-combat related incident in Kuwait in 2021. The first one was Anthony Bermudez of Dallas, Texas. (a)

 

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