Lance Michael Vaccaro

Lance Michael Vaccaro

Age: 35
Branch: USN
Rank(s): IS2, IS1, SOC
Unit(s): ST8, NSWG2, NSWDG, Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron FOUR, NSWDG
Station: Dam Neck, VA

Fallen on: 06 Mar 2008
Location: Marana, AZ
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Training

Medals & Commendations: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor and two Bronze Oakleaf Clusters, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ three Gold Stars, Combat Action Ribbon w/ Gold Star, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Battle ‘E’ Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/ four Bronze Stars, National Defense Medal w/ Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal Ribbon w/ Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ four Bronze Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Kosovo Medal, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Reading, PA

SOC Vaccaro died from injuries suffered while conducting parachute training operations.