Michael Eugene Koch

Michael Eugene Koch

Age: 29
Branch: USN
Rank(s): OS3, OS1, SOC
Unit(s): ST8, ST10, ST8, NSW Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron Three
Station: Dam Neck, VA

Fallen on: 04 Feb 2008
Location: Iraq
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ā€˜Vā€™ device for Valor and Gold Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ Gold Star, Combat Action Ribbon w/2 Gold Stars, Presidential Unit Citation w/ Bronze Star, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/bronze star, Kosovo Campaign w/bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/silver star, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Kosovo Ribbon, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal w/ Bronze Star, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: State College, PA

SOC Koch died of combat-related injuries suffered from small arms fire during combat operations.