James Erik Suh

James Erik Suh

Age: 28
Branch: USN
Rank(s): QMSN, QM3, QM2
Unit: SDVT1
Station: Pearl Harbor, HI

Fallen on: 28 Jun 2005
Location: Asadabad, Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Operation RED WINGS

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for valor (awarded posthumously), Purple Heart (awarded posthumously), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Deerfield Beach, FL

QM2 Suh was one of 16 U.S. troops aboard a MH-47 Chinook helicopter who were killed Tuesday as they flew into a mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan to aid a band of U.S. troops fighting militants. 8 SEALs perished in the crash including QM2 Suh.