Brian Robert Bill

Brian Robert Bill

Age: 31
Branch: USN
Rank(s): PRAN, PR2, SOC
Unit(s): ST4, NSWDG
Station: Oceana, VA

Fallen on: 06 Oct 2011
Location: Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
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Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star with combat ‘V’ device for valor; Joint Service Commendation Medal with combat ‘V’ device for valor; Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Rifle Expert Medal and Pistol Expert Medal.

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Details:
SOC Bill was killed on August 6, 2011 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan when insurgents shot down a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, callsign Extortion 17. The greatest single-incident loss in Naval Special Warfare history, Extortion 17 is remembered for the 30 American lives lost, including SOC Bill.